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Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

Will I gain weight from the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak?

No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read more

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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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What will happen to me if i drop daily dose of 24mg to 0mg suddenly without proper tapering while taking medrol (methylprednisolone)?

What will happen to me if i drop daily dose of 24mg to 0mg suddenly without proper tapering while taking medrol (methylprednisolone)?

Depends: The tapering of steroids like Medrol (methylprednisolone) is necessary when itwas being taken for a long period and high doses. Abrupt cessation after such a scenario can compromise your kidneys among other things. A short course can generally forego tapering but only on the recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

How often could a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack be taken for pain?

Not to often : This needs to be evaluated to clarify why the dosepacks are being given. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pain in your legs after an IV bolus dose of 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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Medrol (Definition)

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