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Can only one shot of Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) for arthritis rheumatoid cause gain weight? How long does it last in the body?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It could

Hard to say how long it lasts because there are a variety effects and suppression of you own body's ability to make your own cortisone.
Weight gain can come quickly and i would be careful with overeatimg with the steroid boost you get from that high dose you get with depomedrol (methylprednisolone).

In brief: It could

Hard to say how long it lasts because there are a variety effects and suppression of you own body's ability to make your own cortisone.
Weight gain can come quickly and i would be careful with overeatimg with the steroid boost you get from that high dose you get with depomedrol (methylprednisolone).
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone)

Won't gain weight long term from just 1 injection.
Injection lasts typically 1-4 months.

In brief: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone)

Won't gain weight long term from just 1 injection.
Injection lasts typically 1-4 months.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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