Questions and Answers
How long can a dog safely stay on Medrol?
I've looked all over the internet for an answer and can't find it. I'm just wondering if my dog is on 24 mg /day of Medrol...how long can she safely stay on it before it starts to really affect her organs?
PS She's on Medrol for Lupus. The Medrol is helping her sustain the symptoms of this disease.
The Medrol can be fairly safe, but as like in people, in long term use, it can lead to brittle bones, and kidney and liver problems. It is probably safer to keep her on the steroids for the Lupus than not at this point.
How long does a medrol dosepak take to work and how long does it stay in your system?
I am currenty on a medrol dosepak. Today is my third day and I am still in pain, if anything I feel worse. How long until I start feeling the results and how long will it help me. Anyone who knows please respond. Thanks
It can take about 5 days for it to start working (I've taken the Medrol pack before but for controlling itching). As for how long til it is out of the system it is about 3 days.
I would also recommend getting in touch with the doctor to let them know that you are concerned because of how much pain you are still in and want to find out more information about the next step in course of treatment.
What is the difference between Prednisone and Medrol?
What is the difference between the prescription medication Predniosne and Medrol?
I have been on Prednisone since August 12th and am experiencing REALLY bad side effects, my doctor changed my medication to Medrol 2 days ago saying it is also a steroid but has less side effects...
What differences are there in the severity of the side effects (weight gain, moon face, joint pain swelling, acne, mood changes being the most concerning to my doctor and I)??
Thanks in advance!!
There is no difference-same drug-different company.
Different dose packaging-they are both steroids.
Hope this helped.
Has anyone ever taken Medrol or Methylprednisolone for pharyngitis?
Ok so I got a sore throat, cough and a slight headache so I went to the clinic. I got prescibed Medrol or Methylprednisolone. It's a pack where you take 6 pills then 5 then 4 and so on each day. Has anyone ever taken this for pharyngitis or the common cold? I dunno if it's working or not!
im on them as well and you cant tell if its working or not coz its only toughening your immune system and weakening the infection and dont take them for a cold its "bad" for your bladder
How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after having an IV bolus dose of Solu-Medrol?
I had an allergic reaction to something and part of my ER treatment was a bolus dose of Solu-medrol. I feel like someone pulled really hard on my legs and they are over stretched now - kind of like growing pains as a kid only 5000 times worse! The IV was in my arm, so it doesn't match the injection site pain mentioned in everything I find for side-effects. I took some advil - can't stand this anymore!!
I would recommend getting in touch with your primary care physician to let them know what's going on so that they can evaluate the situation further.
How can Medrol help with pulpitis?
My endodontist prescribed Medrol for my pulpitis. What exactly does it do? Is it even beneficial, or just treating the pain?
Medrol also known as methylprednisolone isn't even for pain it is a steroid to keep swelling down. Well I guess if there's not a lot of swelling then the pain might be bearable. What did you have done?
Methylprednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Methylprednisolone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Methylprednisolone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
emt Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
* problems with your vision;
* swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
* severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
* bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
* pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate);
* low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
* dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
* sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes;
* acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
* slow wound healing;
* increased sweating;
* headache, dizziness, spinning sensation;
* nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or
* changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
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I have a question about the Depo Medrol injection for dogs?
My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed.
If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Also, do you have any experiences with this shot?
Depo Medrol is a steroid injection used for treating inflammatory issues. It should last at least six weeks.
Medrol dosepack not helping pain and causing side effects?
I injured my shoulder, and my doctor put me on the medrol dosepack. I've been on it for three days, and it hasn't helped the pain at all. And since I started taking it, I've vomited twice (and I have been taking with food as directed) and I've become extremely depressed. This can't be normal, right?
My shoulder felt, much, much better when he had me on vicodine and prescription strength ibuprofen, and that wasn't causing me mood problems at all.
Medrol can actually alter how your body responds to stress. It can also lower the immune system and leave you open to further problems. Saying that however, most meds have side-effects and if we read them all, we really would never take anything. It's obvious with the vomiting though that this med isn't agreeing with your system and you might want to look for an alternative. Vicoden isn't good for you, it's an opiate and is good for short-term pain relief only. It also won't help with inflammation. Talk to your doctor about something else, maybe Ultracet which is less harsh on your system and ask if you can have the prescription strength ibuprofen too. You might just want to try the Ibuprofen alone first, this always seems to be the most effective form of pain relief for injuries and inflammation.
Why is Medrol prescribed in dose packs, what happens if the specific instructions aren't followed?
Specifically, how do you convince someone who never goes to the doctor, and usually doesn't follow directions very well, that they should continue following the directions for the dose pack, if you can't tell them why? The package insert does not answer this question.
Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid.
Hear are the side effects of corticosteroid overdose:
Excessive hair growth (females)
Fullness in the face, neck or trunk
High blood pressure
Increased urination or thirst
Menstrual changes (females)
White patches in throat
Change in behavior
How often can a Medrol dose pack be taken for pain?
It's the only thing I have found that helps the disc pain in my neck, after trying MANY other treatments and drugs.
Depending on how the doctor writes the prescription it can only be taken for one week.
I would recommend checking with the pharmacist as well to see what they say.