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How often is safe to use a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I have horrendous migraines and can't take a lot of meds for various reasons;medrol helps. Been 7wks--ok?

How often is safe to use a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I have horrendous migraines and can't take a lot of meds for various reasons;medrol helps. Been 7wks--ok?

Be careful: To much steroid over too long a time is not good for you (thus your question). I would personally limit it to no more than once every 12 weeks. ...Read more

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 just started taking methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction to mold. I wanted to know if after I take the meds will my symptoms come back?

I just started taking methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction to mold. I wanted to know if after I take the meds will my symptoms come back?

Possibly: If you have continued or repeated exposure to mold or other allergens it is likely symptoms will return. See an allergist for evaluation and long term management. ...Read more

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Had cellulitis about 4 months ago. Noticed that the swelling and redness came again on the same spot. Can I take Medrol (methylprednisolone) with doxycycline? Left over med

Had cellulitis about 4 months ago. Noticed that the swelling and redness came again on the same spot. Can I take Medrol (methylprednisolone) with doxycycline? Left over med

No...: I would advise against taking "leftover" meds. If you are concerned that you need an antibiotic, then you should have a physician see the area of concern. I am certain you can't have a full treatment course "leftover", so you will need more of the medicine and if you start guessing and treating it before it is evaluated, you complicate the picture and make it harder to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

Which side effects can we expect while my husband takes methylprednisolone?

Several side effects: There are several side effects which range from weight gain and insomnia in the short term.

If he is going to be on it long term, one has to worry about diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health conditions.

Have him talk to his doctor to see what can possibly be done to minimize side effects. ...Read more

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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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I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. You must have a significant underlying disease requiring aggressive treatment. The end point of not taking steroids might be far more serious than the potential side effects of the medication. Try for low dose and every other day if possible. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the side effects are if you take two dose of methylprednisolone by mistake?

Does anyone know what the side effects are if you take two dose of methylprednisolone by mistake?

Not a big deal: But you need to tell your doctor, because typically you need to taper it down slowly and this may have messed up the treatment. You may urinate more and feel more hungry for a few days. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a depomedrol (methylprednisolone) injection in the spine to take effect?

How much time does it take for a depomedrol (methylprednisolone) injection in the spine to take effect?

Spinal injection: There are different types of spinal injections. Epidural steroid injections are often performed for nerve pain due to a pinched nerve (radiculitis/radiculopathy) and facet joint injections are performed for back pain. Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is a long acting steroid that dissolves over 6 weeks. Because it takes time to dissolve it takes an average of 2 weeks to have maximal effect. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) 16mg once a day for 3 days and also what are it side effects. Any future repercussions.

See details: That dose short term should be fine. It should not causes any significant side effects or long term issues. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with osteophytic lipping. I was prescribed to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) 8 mg and do certain exercises. Any views on my condition will be helpful?

I've been diagnosed with osteophytic lipping. I was prescribed to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) 8 mg and do certain exercises. Any views on my condition will be helpful?

Get a 2nd opinion.: Osteophytes are unusual in a 24 year old. Make sure you do not have spondylitis instead. See a rheumatologist if possible but get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Bi polar meds and methylprednisolone 4mg dosepk?

Bi polar meds and methylprednisolone 4mg dosepk?

Caution needed: You may well need the Methylprednisolone for a medical condition, but please make sure your doctors know you also have bipolar disorder. Also make sure you maintain your bipolar medications, and monitor your sleep pattern, etc closely. First sign of anything out of the ordinary, inform your physicians. ...Read more

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Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

No: Here is the reference:Ref:Rxlist. Com
Methylprednisolone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Why do you have this med? Seek alternative from your physician ...Read more

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Can I take methylprednisolone if I have athletes foot?

Can I take methylprednisolone if I have athletes foot?

If you have: Athletes foot and are not currently using any antifungal treatments (topical or oral), then methylprednisolone is fine to take. If you are taking any antifungal medications, topical or oral, then I do not recommend using methylprednisolone as they have significant interactions. As always, check with your doctor for correct treatment and dosing! ...Read more

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What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

Depends on dose!: Large doses (greater than 10 mg acutely), are likely to to initially make you feel wired, or energized! Larger doses will affect the brain more. Steroids should be taken in the morning. If taken before sleep, you will not sleep well! ...Read more

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How long does it take for methylprednisolone to take effect?

It depends: It depends what condition you are using it to treat and it also depends on the dose of the drug used. It usually is very effective within 24-48 hours. ...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 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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Can I take zanax & methylprednisolone? I saw here yes I can but other answer about zanax & Medrol said no. Isn't methylprednisolone generic 4 medrol?

Can I take zanax & methylprednisolone? I saw here yes I can but other answer about zanax & Medrol said no. Isn't methylprednisolone generic 4 medrol?

No: There's no drug/drug interaction with the two medications. They really should not be taking together for a long period of time. They are however prescribed when someone is restless or symptoms of anxiety associated with steroid therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Medrol (Definition)

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