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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Solumedrol (Overview)

Solu-Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
36 doctors shared insights

Solumedrol (Overview)

Solu-Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for??? Does this cause insomnia?? My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.

Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for???  Does this cause insomnia??  My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.

Antiinflammatory: This is a potent anti-inflammatory. Most commonly something like this isn't necessary with the acute virus symptoms. Occasionally people have eye issues(retinitis or uveitis) during the acute infection and need steroids. Also, with some of the more chronic manifestations like immune mediated joint issues, steroids are sometimes used. It's hard to say in your case without more information. ...Read more

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Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) same as dexamethasone?

No: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is an acetylated steroid that is used for local injection and has little systemic effect. Dexamethasone (decadron) is a systemic steroid. ...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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Is Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) safe?

Yes it is: Yes it is. Only use medications prescribed by your doctor. Every medication has side effects. ...Read more

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Solu-medrol steroid side effects?

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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I am allergic to solu-medrol is it safe to take decadron (dexamethasone)?

I am allergic to solu-medrol is it safe to take decadron (dexamethasone)?

Same class: When one has an allergy to one member of a class of medications, it is usually not wise to take another in the class. Check with your prescribing provider about this 'allergy'. Often, the things that people call an allergy are really just unpleasant but expected effects from it's mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy. ...Read more

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Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

Can Medrol (methylprednisolone) help with pulpitis?

Short-Term Only: Any pain medication or anti-inflammatory drug can help with the symptoms of pulpitis, just like any other painful condition. However, medications never address the cause of the tooth pain. That can only be done by your dentist, generally by getting inside the tooth & fixing whatever's wrong. Sometimes it can be fixed from outside the tooth too. You can't do it yourself, however, so see a dentist. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

No.: Fibromyagia is not an inflammatory disease. If it helps, you may have another diagnosis, another type of arthritis. Half my pfs patients ultimately are found to have another problem. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak helpful for my skin condition?

Maybe: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose paks are steroid tapers that ate helpful for inflammatory dermatoses, however, only your physician can determine of its right for your rash. Giving a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak to someone with an infectious cause can make the rash worse! ...Read more

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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?

Same drugs: When used in short courses(a week or so ) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable.Longer use opens a "pandoras box" of side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?

Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more