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Doctor insights on: Methylprednisolone Cause Infertility

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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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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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Can methylprednisolone cause intense sweet food cravings?

Can methylprednisolone cause intense sweet food cravings?

YES: Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid used to treat inflammatory conditions. In general, Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause weight gain. One mechanism for the weight gain is that it can cause cravings for many different types of food. ...Read more

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Will methylprednisolone cause me to test positive for anything on a drug test?

Will methylprednisolone cause me to test positive for anything on a drug test?

Probably not: This is not one of the medications that are usually tested for. In most cases you will be asked about medications you take. If the medication is prescribed for you and the level is within normal range then you will probably be okay. ...Read more

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What causes certain medicines, like methylprednisolone to make you crave sweets?

What causes certain medicines, like methylprednisolone to make you crave sweets?

See below: Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid, one side effect of which is to elevate blood sugar (hyperglycemia, not diabetes) which can simulate diabetes. If excess sugar isn't used by body (muscles, etc), cells may act as though starving for nutrient & cause craving for more sweets. Usually not a problem with short-term/low-dose med, but can be with long-term/high-dose use. Doc should address problem. ...Read more

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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

No: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid . It has a half life of 18-26 hours and should be out of your system after that time after completing your course. ...Read more

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Can medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack cause an increase in your white cell count?

Can medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack cause an increase in your white cell count?

Yes, when starting: On starting the drug, a lot of what accounts for this effect is an increase in the number of *measured* white cells. I stress measured because there are a higher number of cells that enter into circulation - but not a higher number over - caused by the start of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and doses like it. That can sometimes lead to confusion - like believing there's an infection when one does not exist. ...Read more

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Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for??? Does this cause insomnia?? My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.

Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for???  Does this cause insomnia??  My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.

Antiinflammatory: This is a potent anti-inflammatory. Most commonly something like this isn't necessary with the acute virus symptoms. Occasionally people have eye issues(retinitis or uveitis) during the acute infection and need steroids. Also, with some of the more chronic manifestations like immune mediated joint issues, steroids are sometimes used. It's hard to say in your case without more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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Medrol (Definition)

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