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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 took methylprednisolone for 5days(my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks..would it be harmful? i had preg test bfore i start the medication but it was negative

I took methylprednisolone for 5days(my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks..would it be harmful? i had preg test bfore i start the medication but it was negative

PROBABELY NO HARM: Methylprednisone has never been assigned pregnancy category by the FDA Some animal studies have shown some data with these kind of drugs in first trimester causing fetal harm but no human studies have been done You took a very short course for 5 days and when you started the drug Preg test was negative Discuss your concern with your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay,truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?

Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay,truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?

Multiple medications: During pregnancy are prescribed with caution, especially in your case, weighing safety for the mother and the unborn child. Confer with your doctor, and always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby, ...Read more

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Is methylprednisolone safe?

Is methylprednisolone safe?

Always risks: Most of the time for sort term use, they are safe. Steroids have many side effects that are usually related to the size of the dose and duration of treatment including weight gain, thin skin, fragile blood vessels, increased risk of diabetes mellitus, thin bones and bone fractures, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

Anti inflammatory: 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, osteoporosis, diabetes, and infections. ...Read more

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Bi polar meds and methylprednisolone 4mg dosepk?

Bi polar meds and methylprednisolone 4mg dosepk?

Caution needed: You may well need the Methylprednisolone for a medical condition, but please make sure your doctors know you also have bipolar disorder. Also make sure you maintain your bipolar medications, and monitor your sleep pattern, etc closely. First sign of anything out of the ordinary, inform your physicians. ...Read more

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How do you handle Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

How do you handle Medrol (methylprednisolone) allergy?

What kind?: Allergy to steroids is extremely rare. Side effects are common. What are your symptoms? If you don't have hives, you likely have a side effect and not a true allergy. ...Read more

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Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

No: Here is the reference:Ref:Rxlist.com Methylprednisolone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Why do you have this med? Seek alternative from your physician ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more