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Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Side-effects: Rapid heat rate or palpitations can be side-effects of methylprednisolone. Other more serious cardiac side-effects can occur but are much less common. ...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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Im gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

Im gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. You must have a significant underlying disease requiring aggressive treatment. The end point of not taking steroids might be far more serious than the potential side effects of the medication. Try for low dose and every other day if possible. ...Read more

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If I stopped taking methylprednisolone 4mg tablet pack on three days ago is it still in my system?

Yes : It's effect on your system depends on how long you been on the methylprednisolone. After more than three weeks you need to withdraw it slowly. It also depends on why you taking it and what are the other circumstances of your health. ...Read more

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I stopped taking methylprednisolone after the first two pills causing a reaction. Seven hours later having severe withdrawal symptoms. How long last?

I stopped taking methylprednisolone after the first two pills causing a reaction.  Seven hours later having severe withdrawal symptoms. How long last?

Steroid tapering: Your symptoms may not be withdrawal. However, when taking steroids, it is important to make a slow taper of the dosage. Recommend to talk with your prescribing physician on how to make a slow dose reduction and try not to stop the medication suddenly. ...Read more

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Hello sir i m taking methylprednisolone (4mg)from last four years. I m a patient of chronic urticaria. Plz help me to withdraw it.?

Hello sir  i m taking methylprednisolone (4mg)from last  four years. I m a patient of chronic urticaria. Plz help me to withdraw it.?

Need to see Doc: Since you have been on oral steroids for a very long time, any decrease in dosage has to be done very cautiously because of withdrawal symptoms including shock. Therefore, you need to see your doc for controlled and cautious monitoring of your health when the dosage is being decreased over a period of time. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Medrol (Definition)

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