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Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...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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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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How do you get rid of pain in your legs after an IV bolus dose of solu-medrol?

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

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

It takes time: Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (like other steroids) can cause cramping due to potassium loss. Potassium is exchanged by cells preferentially and sodium is retained. Thus, a potassium supplement or consuming foods high in potassium might help to alleviate the pain. This might take some time however — your body has to absorb the potassium first. It also depends on how much solumedrol (methylprednisolone) your receive. ...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 anybody 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

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Can you tell me good treatment for keloid scaring, but is there any evidence that solu-medrol (methylprednisone) i. M can help reduce the look of them?

Can you tell me good treatment for keloid scaring, but is there any evidence that solu-medrol (methylprednisone) i. M can help reduce the look of them?

Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good treatment for keloid scaring, but is there any evidence that solu-medrol (methylprednisone) i.m can help reduce the look of them?

Can you tell me some good treatment for keloid scaring, but is there any evidence that solu-medrol (methylprednisone) i.m can help reduce the look of them?

Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) We have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the options in your case. ...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 its mechanism of action. ...Read more

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How effective is methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) for treating alcoholic hepatitis?

How effective is methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) for treating alcoholic hepatitis?

Depends: On the severity of the hepatitis. The single most important thing in the treatment of alcoholic liver disease is the ABSOLUTE avoidance of alcohol, as well as weight loss in those who are obese/overweight. Several drugs, including pentixophyllin and steroids like methylprednisolone may improve healing, but the prognosis may still be poor if the liver has started to fail. STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL. ...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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Dry cough x3wks-no other sx-rx-bronchitis-solu-medrol, pro-air-tess perles-then switched to pred 40mg qd x5days-day3- little imprvment-cxr neg. Now-?

Dry cough x3wks-no other sx-rx-bronchitis-solu-medrol, pro-air-tess perles-then switched to pred 40mg qd x5days-day3- little imprvment-cxr neg.  Now-?

Cough: It see that you smoke, this does not help matters. Diabetes can also cause you to have acid reflux, so does smoking, your cough may not be an infection but from reflux. Try otc Prilosec and see if it helps, take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Always check with your doctor first to see if the medicine is ok to take in your case before taking it. ...Read more

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Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more

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Solu Medrol (methylprednisolone) ... Can it cause low heart rate and nonspecific ekg?

Solu Medrol (methylprednisolone) ... Can it cause low heart rate and nonspecific ekg?

No low HR: Why are you on solumedrol (methylprednisolone)? It can increase bp, fluid retention, tachycardia, mood swings, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, vertigo, hypokalemia, glucose intolerance and in theory non-specific ekg changes due to above. ...Read more

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I have ms. I'm on 5 days of solu Medrol (methylprednisolone) (out patient) It's my 2nd treatment and I'm having blood in my urine and stools. Is the side effect?

I have ms. I'm on 5 days of solu Medrol (methylprednisolone) (out patient) It's my 2nd treatment and I'm having blood in my urine and stools. Is the side effect?

Not frequent : Hematuria and GI bleeding are not frequent side effects (SE) from systemic steroids but usually for MS initially the dose is high and other more common SE like infections, mood swings, insomnia, hyperglycemia, etc are seeing. You should seek immediate medical attention and evaluation since it can be related like and infections but it maybe other cause; also GI bleedings can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

No. : Prolia is a subcutaneous injection. There are other osteoporosis treatments, such as reclast, (zoledronic acid) which is given by IV infusion. They treat the same thing but are very different drugs. ...Read more

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What are IV infusions in sjögren's patients for?

Two infusions: There are two possibles. One is Remicade (infliximab) which treats both an underlying disease such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as the sjogrens. The other is immunoglobulin particularly to treat the neuropathy associated with sjogrens, but this is very expensive. ...Read more

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How do you get an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab)?

How do you get an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab)?

Central line: Patients treated with zenapax receive a central line. A large IV in one of the larger veins in the body. This is usually put in the neck or the upper-part of the chest. ...Read more

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What sensations can you feel if you receive an IV infusion of zenapax?

What sensations can you feel if you receive an IV infusion of zenapax?

Few, but can occur: Zenapax is the brand name of the il2 receptor blocking antibody called daclizumab. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody most often used to prevent rejection of organ transplants. Any antibody (protein) can cause infusion reactions such as fever, chills, joint pains, headache, sob, etc. It was taken off the market in the us by its manufacturer in 2010. For poor sales, not safety issues. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an infusion done?

I do not understand: Need to know what kind of infusion? ...Read more

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What do they do in an infusion center?

Infuse: Central location to give a variety of intravenous therapies, ranging from antibiotics, iron, chemotherapy, immune modulating meds, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infusion?

Inject: An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the infusion?

Not often: An infusion is the administration of medication via an intravenous line. The access to the body is via a needle stick into a vein. In most cases this is done directly with no pain medication although some will inject a small dose of numbing medication (usually lidocaine) into the area of skin where the infusion needle will be stuck. ...Read more

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Solumedrol (Definition)

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