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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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Can a person taking methylprednisolone test positive for cocaine on a drug screen?

Can a person taking methylprednisolone test positive for cocaine on a drug screen?

Sure: Taking methylorednisolone (a corticosteroid similar to prednisone) doesn't stop a person from using cocaine nor from getting a false positive on a drug screeing test (if not a cocaine user). The drug screen result should not be affected by the use of a corticosteroid, meaning there is not a relationship between the corticosteroid medication and the drug screening test. ...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

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Can I get a tattoo while taking methylprednisolone and dexycyline mono hydrate 100 mg?

Can I get a tattoo while taking methylprednisolone and dexycyline mono hydrate 100 mg?

Not a good idea: Since prednisone tends to cause more bruising, you should not get a tattoo when you are on prednisone . Why the hurry? ...Read more

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I just started taking methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction to mold. I wanted to know if after i take the meds will my symptoms come back?

I just started taking methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction to mold. I wanted to know if after i take the meds will my symptoms come back?

Possibly: If you have continued or repeated exposure to mold or other allergens it is likely symptoms will return. See an allergist for evaluation and long term management. ...Read more

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Im taking methylprednisolone. my stomach hurts really bad what should i do?

Im taking methylprednisolone. my stomach hurts really bad what should i do?

Talk to doctor: It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication. In the mean time you may take an over the counter antacid, like Maalox or Tums. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What should I do? I'm getting muscle soreness after taking methylprednisolone?

What should I do? I'm getting muscle soreness after taking methylprednisolone?

Unusual: The question is how high a dose and how long you have been taking methylprednisolone. Regardless of the mechanism, if you get side effects from a drug, you may need to reduce the dose or stop the medication altogether after checking with the doctor who prescribed the drug. If the drug is essential , you may have to live with the side effects. Have you tried NSAID? ...Read more

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Taking methylprednisolone 4mg dose pack for two days. My stomach has been hurting bad since taking it. Is this normal? Never had problem w/ it before.

Taking methylprednisolone 4mg dose pack for two days. My stomach has been hurting bad since taking it. Is this normal? Never had problem w/ it before.

Prednisone/stomach: Prednisone is known to cause stomach pain ,gastritis and even ulcers long term.It may unmask/exacerbate H pylori infection. Sometimes it is taken with food or with ranitidine/omeprazole to avoid the pain/gastritis. Would call your doctor and ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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AM taking methylprednisolone for clogged ears..ringing, pressure. Starting 3rd day..when will get relief?

AM taking methylprednisolone for clogged ears..ringing, pressure. Starting 3rd day..when will get relief?

I'm afraid: you may have impacted Cerumen (Ear Wax) which the steroid will not help!! Did the presriber look in your ears?? If so and no wax it sounds like you need a DECONGESTANT orally (eg: Sudaphed) and nasal spray(Afrin every 8 hours) Hope all this helps! DrZ ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Medrol (Definition)

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