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Methylprednisolone Alcohol Interaction
Just completed my 6-day cycle of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle.
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
Just today I completed a 6-day dose of methylprednisolone. When is it safe to consume alcohol post completion of cycle?
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
I am on Methylprednisolone 4mg 6 pack. I am on my 3rd day. I know it may irritate the stomach but will drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness?
No, but: Both can irritate your stomachGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I was given methylprednisolone 4mg dospak yesterdayy and I take generess 28 fe chewable tablets, will there be any interactions?
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
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
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
3/yr: Really no limit but typically 3/yr.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
YES: YES; however, I suggest separating the dosing by 2-3 hours. ...Read more
Steroid with hydroco:
these two drugs can be taken together. However, they should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Systemic corticosteroid taken on a long term basis can cause muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more
Not to often: This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more