Top
40
Doctor insights on: Methylprednisolone Succinate

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Marc Lorber
863 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) safe?

Yes it is: Yes it is. Only use medications prescribed by your doctor. Every medication has side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

No: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is an acetylated steroid that is used for local injection and has little systemic effect. Dexamethasone (decadron) is a systemic steroid. ...Read more

6

6
Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack.Mixing with decahedron(a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more

9

9
Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Probably: I think you mean 5 mg of diazepam, not .5. 75 mg of diphenydramine is a bit high. Tegether, they synergize for additional sedation. Alone, it is probably not enough to be a problem, but if combined with other sedating agents or alcohol, you would be taking a risk, possibly a serious one. ...Read more

13

13
Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine succinate ok together?

Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine succinate ok together?

Caution Required: Both drugs have similar "mechanisms of action." therefore, the effects they produce are "additive" and, in theory, can pile up to create more effects than would be predicted if each drug were taken by itself...Almost as if 1+1=3! both drugs produce sedation and have anti-histamine properties. So, excessive sleepiness or agitation can happen. Be cautious..Speak to your provider or pharmacist! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Is 50mg hydroxyzine equal to 1 mg ativan (lorazepam)?

See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more

16

16
Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Not OK: Haven't we met before over this question? Why is a 17 y.o. taking ALL that medication? What's going on? I assume the Penicillin's temporary? But HYDROCODONE+ Ibuprofen? What type of pains need all that @ your age? Prazosin for.....nightmares? And hydroxyzine for itching or nausea? Obviously, someone thinks you NEED all this but you asked the question & I'm giving an opinion. NOT OK is what I say. ...Read more

18

18
Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Yes: Most often Xanax (alprazolam) is taken as needed for anxiety, while the diuretic and blood,pressure meds are taken on a routine basis. There should not be a significant drug drug interaction . You can always discuss w your pharmacist or prescribing doc. ...Read more

19

19
Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

21

21
What would happen if I took 250mg of doxylamine succinate?

What would happen if I took 250mg of doxylamine succinate?

Not a good idea: Recommended dose of this antihistamine 25 mg. "Doxylamine, a first-generation antihistamine, is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially inappropriate medication to be avoided in patients 65 years and older (independent of diagnosis or condition) due to its potent anticholinergic properties resulting in increased risk of confusion, dry mouth, constipation, and anticholinergic effects" ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
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

See 2 more doctor answers
24

24
Is it safe to take methylprednisolone?

Is it safe to take methylprednisolone?

It has risks: All corticosteroid carry considerable risk with long term use. The risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is taken. Short courses have relatively small risk. ...Read more

25

25
How fast to taper off methylprednisolone?

Ask your doctor: I depends on the dose you are currently taking and how long you have been taking it. Ask the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

26

26
What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

What is a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack?

See details: It is usually a 6 day tapering course of a cortisone medication. ...Read more

27

27
Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

Methylprednisolone most serious side effects?

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

29

29
Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
31

31
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

32

32
How often can a Medrol pack (methylprednisolone) be taken?

How often can a Medrol pack (methylprednisolone) be taken?

Shouldn't be bandaid: Dose packs have their place, but in my practice, i see them used to frequently for "pain, " without a diagnosis. Certainly a flare in ra, spondylitis, and other dx's may benefit, since it is very rapid in action. Great for poison ivy too. But other drugs for rheumatic problems should appreciably negate the need for dose-packs. ...Read more

33

33
Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Side-effects: Rapid heat rate or palpitations can be side-effects of methylprednisolone. Other more serious cardiac side-effects can occur but are much less common. ...Read more

37

37
Is vision impairment a common symptom with methylprednisolone?

Is vision impairment a common symptom with methylprednisolone?

Rare: This is a good anti-inflammatory and in fact is used to treat some causes of visual dysfunction. Rarely there can be emboli from the injection vessel which could lodge in the eye vessels and damage the vision. But this is very rare. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. David May Dr. May
1 doctor agreed:
39

39
What does Medrol (methylprednisolone) do for people with pulpitis?

Dr. David May Dr. May
1 doctor agreed:
What does Medrol (methylprednisolone) do for people with pulpitis?

Anti-inflammation: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid. It is a very strong anti-inflammatory drug. It is usually reserved for use in situations where an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) is not effective or can't be used. A pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp or nerve of the tooth. It can be reversible or irreversible. If the cause of the inflammation is removed, it might take care of the pulpitis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
Does methylprednisolone affect fertility in men if used long term?

Does methylprednisolone affect fertility in men if used long term?

Usually not: But why were you put on this steroid to begin with? An underlying problem for which you were given this drug could effect fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
325 doctors shared insights

Medrol (Definition)

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