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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. 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've been on methylprednisolone for 2 weeks. 1st week was 16mg/day and 2nd was 12mg/day, now having trouble sleeping. Any suggestion?

I've been on methylprednisolone for 2 weeks. 1st week was 16mg/day and 2nd was 12mg/day, now having trouble sleeping. Any suggestion?

Use only mild drugs: Hi Ruby, Insomnia is a common side effect with this drug . To help with sleeping you might try 'sleepy time tea' or camomile tea. I do not believe there would be any harm in small over the counter doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I was given methylprednisolone and z-pack for bronchitis with asthma today. I cannot sleep. Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep?

I was given methylprednisolone and z-pack for bronchitis with asthma today. I cannot sleep. Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep?

Yes: Most probably your insomnia is due to the methylprednisolone, so take it in the morning. Try to space Azithromycin, take it at night, and the methylprednisolone in the am, as they may interact, all the best ...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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Is it safe to mix Valium with methylprednisolone?

Is it safe to mix Valium with methylprednisolone?

Yes you can: Yes you can, there is no contraindications for that. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack side effects?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

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Why can't you have a beer with methylprednisolone?

Why  can't you have a beer with methylprednisolone?

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

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Can I take methylprednisolone with tea instead of milk?

Can I take methylprednisolone with tea instead of milk?

Doesn't matter.: There will be good abortion regardless.Steroids have a stimulating effect which might be enhanced by the theobromine or (caffeine of the tea).So don't be a teat taller ! ...Read more

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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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Can I use tanning beds while on methylprednisolone tablets 4 mg?

Can I use tanning beds while on methylprednisolone tablets 4 mg?

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

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Can you take hydrocodone 7.500 sametime with methylprednisolone 4 mg?

Steroid with hydroco: Yes, these two drugs can be taken together. However, they should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

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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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more