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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
33 doctors shared insights

Solumedrol (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

RELAPSES: IV Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) in appropriate dosing over 3 days has reversed relapses in most of my patients, but NOT always. Where poor outcomes have occurred, have used Acthar (ACTH) instead. Other choices include plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. ...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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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...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