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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been on methylprednisolone for 2 weeks. 1st week was 16mg/day and 2nd was 12mg/day, now having trouble sleeping. Any suggestion?
I was given methylprednisolone and z-pack for bronchitis with asthma today. I cannot sleep. Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
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