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How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

How long does Medrol (methylprednisolone) stay in your system and cause side effects?

No: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a steroid . It has a half life of 18-26 hours and should be out of your system after that time after completing your course. ...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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How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after solu-medrol?

How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after solu-medrol?

Not Related: A single IV dose of solumedrol (methylprednisolone) should not cause pain in the legs of a healthy individual. It may temporarily exacerbate, the pain of peripheral neuropathy on a diabetic patient. Patients with ms have reported such events, but again, it is an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition and treatment is prescribed accordingly. ...Read more

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Solu-medrol steroid side effects - what do people usually get?

Solu-medrol steroid side effects - what do people usually get?

Questions: The list of side effects of steroids including solumedrol (methylprednisolone) can fill miltiple pages and could not be answered in such a small space. However, if your steroid dose is known and how often you would be getting the solumedrol (methylprednisolone), we could answer your question much easier. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatories and so can help inflammatory conditions such as a radiculopathy secondary to a herniated disc. The effectiveness, and also the time they last vary tremendously. Steroids can cause multiple, severe side effects but usually more in chronic use. ...Read more

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Should i worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but i've done fine in the past w/prednisone.

Should i worry abt side effects from Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk? I have dysautonomia & BP can be a little unpredic, but i've done fine in the past w/prednisone.

Should be OK: Most dose packs start about 24mg and taper down fairly quickly, so should not be a big problem. If concerned, should always ask either your prescribing dr, primary dr (if different), or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Do you see less side effects with a 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack? I just started today and all the side effects seem scary.

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

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When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?

When used to treat severe skin allergic reactions, which is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects - Kenalog injection or a Medrol 4mg dosepak?

Wrong question: Depending on the problem there are various remedies. Neither injection nor tapered oral steroid is often the best approach. I never use either of these. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from a depo medrol 80mg cervical epidural steroid injection? I have had severe anxiety for 5 weeks now since this inj!

That's very rare: Steroids can make individuals feel jittery, anxious, hyper, etc. but usually only for a few days after an injection. Time to see a primary care physician to further address these issues. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

Anyone had solu-medrol 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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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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Solu-medrol steroid side effects?

Many: Solu-medrol is a form of steroid (glucocorticosteroid). With most medications, there are possible side effects; with steroids, guaranteed. They can affect almost any body system producing diabetes, bone death, skin tearing, bruising, hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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Solu-medrol steroid side effects - what do people usually get?

Questions: The list of side effects of steroids including solumedrol (methylprednisolone) can fill miltiple pages and could not be answered in such a small space. However, if your steroid dose is known and how often you would be getting the solumedrol (methylprednisolone), we could answer your question much easier. ...Read more

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Have a depo-medrol injection. And want 2 know what are the side effects?

Depo medrol (methylprednisolone): Depends on many factors: the patient, the location, the amount and the placement are among the many variables. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Medrol (Definition)

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