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Ribatab Dose Pack Medication
I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil
Can i cut the medrol dose pack in half ? ie... still take it every day as recommended yet cut each daily dose in half?
Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more
Carefully, sure: Methylprednisolone is a "cortico-steroid", which some people can find stimulating, or have trouble sleeping while they are taking the pills. If you have that issue with the steroid dose pack, you may want to avoid the sudafed for a few day since it is also a stimulant, and the combination may make you feel shaky and nervous. But there is no dangerous interaction for otherwise healthy young people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3/yr: Really no limit but typically 3/yr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was prescribed a methylprendisolone dose pack (6 days, 21 4mg tablets) for tendonitis. I'm worried about weight gain. Is that likely in a short time?
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
Took Methlprednisolone 4mg 6day dose pack.Done.Woke up next morning neck & both shoulders hurt.Dr says not steroid.Should I be concerned?
No: Those symptoms are unrelated to the medication. ...Read more
I was prescribed a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack I took the first three pills and then stopped it. And never finished it. Can I start were I stopped?
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal to have high amounts of energy and hunger while on a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?
Yes: Absolutely. The medication has a variety of effects. Other people noticed increased alertness, even possibly irritability. In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties - which it looks like is the reason you're taking the medication - one of the other things this drug clas does is mimic and stimulate the body's fight or flight response. And that is consistent with what you're noticing now. ...Read more
Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.
Should be a reason.: As a rheumatologist, I have never prescribed a dose pack. Prefer sliding scale of presnisone, wh ich causes slightly less fluid retention. However, the "scary" side -effects listed are very unlikely by any stretch. I'm always concerned about the "bandaid" use of cortisone, but i can't be that negative, not knowing the reason it was given to you. I would not worry! ...Read more
I have anxiety and severe mood swings from a mederol dose pack. I was told i could try 2.5 mg of Valium it worked. How often should I take?
Ask your doctor: If your doctor has prescribed valium for this problem, there should be instructions on the bottle's label that answer your question. If not clear about what your doctor prescribed, you can also contact him/her and ask. It's unusual to have "severe" mood swings from a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack alone, unless you may also have some mood instability which needs its own treatment. Please talk w/your own doc. ...Read more
Yes, when starting: On starting the drug, a lot of what accounts for this effect is an increase in the number of *measured* white cells. I stress measured because there are a higher number of cells that enter into circulation - but not a higher number over - caused by the start of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and doses like it. That can sometimes lead to confusion - like believing there's an infection when one does not exist. ...Read more
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