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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
Side effects: There are several side effects listed for oral steroids. You can find these on the package insert. There are some points for you to be aware of: 1) don't stop the medication abruptly. 2) longterm use of steroids can cause serious problems like osteoporosis. You'll need to be monitored. 3) steroids can interfere with other medications. ...Read more
Short-Term Only: Any pain medication or anti-inflammatory drug can help with the symptoms of pulpitis, just like any other painful condition. However, medications never address the cause of the tooth pain. That can only be done by your dentist, generally by getting inside the tooth & fixing whatever's wrong. Sometimes it can be fixed from outside the tooth too. You can't do it yourself, however, so see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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