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Pain Meds That Are Ok To Take Wth Methylprednisolone
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
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
Methylprednisolone can you stop it midway? I'm on the line where take 3 then 2and 1. But its causing pain to go from normal 2 to 5. Like my regular pain med not working. Only 1 wk trial doc left me.
See details: There is no problem stopping it prematurely especially if you have not improved after the first 3 or 4 days. ...Read more
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
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
First day: Usually works the first day.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
It depends: It depends on the dose taken.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I'm taking my first day of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and im scared especially with the side effects does the meds work well? What can I expect?
Don't be: Noticeable side effects are more common in elderly and on chronic doses. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
YES: YES; however, I suggest separating the dosing by 2-3 hours. ...Read more
Steroid with hydroco:
these two drugs can be taken together. However, they should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Medrol (methylprednisolone) 50 mg injection and Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dose pack to take for 6 days?
Need a question: Please let us know what the question is. ...Read more
On a 6 day pack of methylprednisolone can I take all the pills at once on each day instead of taking them on the breakfast, lunch & bedtime schedule?
Yes: I always advise my patients to do just that. ...Read more
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?
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