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Is it okay to switch from naproxen 500 mg to Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4 mg dose pack in one day?

Yes but. These have different biologic actions even though both have anti-inflammatory actions. I presume you are taking either for muscle or joint aches. It is unusual to treat aches with Medrol (methylprednisolone) dospak but it will not likely do much harm either. If the pain does come back after Medrol (methylprednisolone), consult an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn (naproxen) but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn (naproxen)?

Different effect . A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is a steroid, that's a very potent anti-inflammatory. If naprosyn's not working, you need to find the cause of the problem. Best is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a full osteopathic examination of your neck and spine, and provide treatment of your neck to reduce pain . She s/he will diagnose, and order additional tests and labs as needed. Read more...
Yes it can help. I often give my patients Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose packs for severe flare-up of neck or back pain. This is a much more potent anti-inflammatory that Naproxen and often can be more effective. It is certainly worth trying unless you have a help issue which would make it contraindicated. Read more...
Topical pain creams. Such as p34x with ketamine 10% that you can get from bellevue pharmacy in st louis can really help with any pain anywhere without increasing your risk for GI bleed, or feeling "weird" on other pain meds. Put on at least twice-4 times daily for best results! Read more...