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Woke this morning with severe eyelid and facial swelling. Went to ER and started Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; why for?
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
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In brief: Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepak
Although it is difficult to answer you specifically without seeing you and know more details, Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are generally prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Methylprednisolone is the active agent and it is a corticosteroid. Your physician may have thought the swelling was from allergy, or inflammation from a virus. For infection you also need an antibiotic.

In brief: Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepak
Although it is difficult to answer you specifically without seeing you and know more details, Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are generally prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Methylprednisolone is the active agent and it is a corticosteroid. Your physician may have thought the swelling was from allergy, or inflammation from a virus. For infection you also need an antibiotic.
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