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Just completed my 6-day cycle of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle.

Just completed my 6-day cycle of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle.

1-2 days: If you wish to protect your stomach when drinking alcohol, you could take Pepcid complete, or zantac (ranitidine) which is otc. It is not advisable to drink more than 2 drinks per day. Also avoid advil, aleve, aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

I am finishing a long course of methylprednisolone. I have been avoiding alcohol during the course. How long do I need to wait before I can have drink?

That depends on what: You were taking the steroid for. I always wonder when someone is asking a total stranger on an online website rather than the doctor who is treating them about when they can drink again. I also wonder about how important drinking is to that person, and how much they are drinking how often. An occasional social drink is probably not harmful to most things, but without your history I cannot say. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication.
Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on a 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

Can I drink alcohol while on a 6 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

Do you need to drink: Although the use of alcohol with Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6 day pack is not contraindicated, it does increase your risk of possible pancreatitis, throat and stomach irritation, and additionally raise sugar loads. ...Read more

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Is it possible to consume alcohol when you are prescribed a steroid, ic methylprednisolone for a skin rash? What are the side affects of consuming alcohol while you are on this steroid? What would happen if you do consume alcohol while on this steroid?

Nothing: I always wonder what someone means when they say 'consuming alcohol.' if we are talking one or two social drinks a few times a week, then the answer is nothing. If we are talking about getting drunk every day, every other day, then it is not good for you or your skin. There are no specific interactions between beverage alcohol and steroids used on the skin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a couple alcohol drinks while on methylprednisilone?

Is it ok to have a couple alcohol drinks while on methylprednisilone?

Are you legal age?: Not a great idea, but it's probably ok. It's never a great idea to drink when using potent hormones like corticosteroids as unanticipated and overactive emotional and psychic responses may occur. This is a question that should really be addressed to your subscribing physician as he/she is the doctor who knows you. ..And your constitution...The best. ...Read more

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I was given methylprednisolone 4mg dospak yesterdayy and I take generess 28 fe chewable tablets, will there be any interactions?

I was given methylprednisolone 4mg dospak yesterdayy and I take generess 28 fe chewable tablets, will there be any interactions?

Possibly: The prednisone may affect your cycle slightly, with possible increased bleeding. This is a temporary side effect. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

Not from drug: Photo sensitivity or sun related problems are rare with methylprednisolone. This is a treatment for many diseases which can become worse on sunlight. For the medication itself you do not need to take special precautions. It is always a good idea to use sunscreen if you expect significant sun exposure. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

Depends on dose!: Large doses (greater than 10 mg acutely), are likely to to initially make you feel wired, or energized! Larger doses will affect the brain more. Steroids should be taken in the morning. If taken before sleep, you will not sleep well! ...Read more

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How fast to taper off methylprednisolone?

Ask your doctor: I depends on the dose you are currently taking and how long you have been taking it. Ask the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix Valium with methylprednisolone?

Is it safe to mix Valium with methylprednisolone?

Yes you can: Yes you can, there is no contraindications for that. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

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Why can't you have a beer with methylprednisolone?

Not at same time: I don't think that drinking one beer would be a problem as long as you don't take the medication with the beer. Both alcohol and methylprednisolone can cause inflammation of the stomach lining so that overdoing it with daily alcohol is not recommended while on that medication. ...Read more

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Can I take methylprednisolone with tea instead of milk?

Can I take methylprednisolone with tea instead of milk?

Doesn't matter.: There will be good abortion regardless.Steroids have a stimulating effect which might be enhanced by the theobromine or (caffeine of the tea).So don't be a teat taller! ...Read more

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Can methylprednisolone cause infertility if used short-term?

Can methylprednisolone cause infertility if used short-term?

No.: Methylprednisolone does not in any way affect fertility. It is a highly effective anti-inflammatory steroid medication. However, long term use of any steroids can have many serious side effects. In short-term use it is generally very safe. Never stop a medication on your own without first discussing your concerns or side effects with your doctor. Doing so can be dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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Can I use tanning beds while on methylprednisolone tablets 4 mg?

Can I use tanning beds while on methylprednisolone tablets 4 mg?

Methylprednisolone: Medrol (methylprednisolone) or Methylprednisolone is a steroid. It will help with inflammation for a variety of conditions. There are a lot of side effects and precautions. It helps decrease swelling. It will suppress the immune system. I have rereviewed the precautions for this drug and I am unable to find any concerns regarding sun exposure or tanning beds. That isn't 100%, but it would suggest that it is rare. ...Read more

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Can you take hydrocodone 7.500 sametime with methylprednisolone 4 mg?

Steroid with hydroco: Yes,

these two drugs can be taken together. However, they should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Will taking Methylprednisolone 500mg for my MS hinder my bodybuilding?

Will taking Methylprednisolone 500mg for my MS hinder my bodybuilding?

Yes: Systemic corticosteroid taken on a long term basis can cause muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more

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How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

Not to often: This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Medrol (Definition)

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