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Methylprednisolone Tablets Usp 4 Mg side effects

What are the possible side effects of Methylprednisolone 4mg tablets? ## Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid drug that is used to treat various medical conditions, such as allergic reactions and inflammation. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: - upset stomach - stomach irritation - vomiting - headache - dizziness - insomnia - restlessness - depression - anxiety - acne - increased hair growth - easy bruising - irregular or absent menstrual periods If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: - skin rash - swollen face, lower legs, or ankles - vision problems - cold or infection that lasts a long time - muscle weakness - black or tarry stool Source: Medline Plus ## Ok I'm taking these pills and I'm starting ...

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Why take methylprednisolone before breakfast?

You're supposed to take the first two tablets of Methylprednisolone before breakfast. My question is how long do I have to wait to eat breakfast after I take the medicine? ## Hello, Maria! How are you? Actually, it is usually taken with breakfast, as you are eating, otherwise, the FDA warns that it can cause a lot of nausea, stomach irritation, and dizziness as side effects. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I just got home from the drugstore at 9:45pm and was trying to figure out whether to start methylprednisolone and take 2 before bed or wait to start in the am? Thanks. ## Do you take methylprednisolone while you eat or before meals? What does this medication help with? ## Why in the world does it state to take 2 doses of Methylprednisolone before bed if it can also make...

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Methylprednisolone and Losartan

I am starting methylprednisolone this morning, I'm also on losartan for hypertension. How long should I wait after taking the steroid to take my losartan? ## There's no real specific time you need to wait, but you should be aware that Methylprednisolone can cause elevated blood pressure, and elevated heart rate as side effects, along with acne, irritability, nausea, and mood changes, according to FDA reports. If you start go have trouble breathing, or break out in hives, please seek medical attention. What dosages are you taking?

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Should I eat food with Methylprednisolone?

Should I eat something before I take my Methylprednisolone at bedtime? ## That's probably a good idea - The dietary instructions for this drug say: "Methylprednisolone may cause an upset stomach. Take methylprednisolone with food or milk." Hope this helps and best wishes! Source: Medline Plus

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Insomnia and anxiety

I had a burning skin sensation that turned into a sore throat. I was prescribed the 4mg pack and antibiotic. After day 1 I had excess energy bordering on anxiety and insomnia. I suffer from anxiety and take Lexapro. I called the hospital center where I got the med and the doctor said the symptoms should lessen each day and if they got worse that it would be ok since this is a fairly low dose. Now I am confused as I hear horrible things about stopping. ## How are you doing? Did you quit the pack early? I am surprised that the Dr prescribed this to you, since one of the side effects is anxiety. I went to the ER, on my fifth day, with a severe anxiety attack, and I have no history with anxiety. I stopped taking them with two pills left. I am now two weeks past my last dose, and I am still ...

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Methylprednisolone tablet 4 mg

Hi I'm deb, I have been prescribed methylprednisone 4mg for plantar fasciitis in my foot.. take 5 then 4,3,2,then 1 . I've been on methadon 28yrs, I'm afraid to start this if it's going to cause withdrawals any good feedback ? All I here are bad ones ## I had the worst experience imaginable with the dose pack. It was prescribed to be for headaches caused by whiplash from being rear-ended. Now, 7 1/2 long months later, I am finally getting back to normal. It took almost three months for my heart rate and blood pressure to normalize, 5 months for the nausea, dizziness and depression to go away, but I'm still dealing with anxiety. On top of that, I became extremely sensitive to food and/or food additives, and couldn't eat anything except meat, potatoes, rice, eggs a...

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Lingering side effects of methylprednisolone

I ended up at the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. So I didn't take the last two pills of my dose pack. It has now been a full week after my last dose, and I am still struggling with insomnia, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, heart pounding and high bp. I feel better in the evenings, but then it starts over in the mornings. Does anyone know how much longer these side effects will last? Does anyone have a similar story? ## Has anyone else have this problem with lingering side effects? Can you share how long? ## Hi Fed Up - I have had almost the exact symptoms as you except I also had insomnia while taking the pack. (Almost no sleep for 3-4 days.) I finished it though. I had my last one 3 days ago and since then I have gotten a bit more sleep, but now have...

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garcinia diet pill and swab screen for drugs & etg tests

I have Child Protective Services involved im my life due to my ex-husband who fired a firearm and shot my live-in boyfriend with my 11 year old son present! Therefore, I get random swab drug screens for drugs & alcohol. However, my ex does not!???!! I have lost all due respect for our system... Staying clean but want to try the garcinia diet pill without any false positives to deal with thru CPS! ## I get an etg alcohol swab. I have heard that this test is so sensitive that it can't determine between exposure & comsumption. Again, CPS is involved in my life & I haven't drank in months. It is imparative that this test is accurate! I don't understand why my ex doesn't have to endure this treatment when he is the one with the smoking gun in his hand with our son...

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Methylprednisolone and blood pressure

I started the Methylprednisolone dose pack for sciatica yesterday and my blood pressure was 98/78 and pulse 89. Today my blood pressure was 121/98 and pulse 109. ## That is normal, Methylprednisolone is a steroid class medication and it is well know to cause elevated blood pressure and heart rate as side effects, according to FDA reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and acne. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?

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Methylprednisolone 4mg pak for sinus infection along with cephalexin 500mg (twice daily)

I took Methylpredinisolone 4mg pak for 6 days, like 2 days later my headaches are so bad and its all day, yesterday headaches were all day and today same thing. took advil help a little bit.... first I thought it was my sinuses but now I just think its the after effects of stopping the medication?? is this common??? ## Hello, ETAZ01! How are you? I'm sorry about the headaches. Yes, it is possible. The FDA classifies Methylprednisolone as a steroid class medication, so it can cause that, as well as nausea, dizziness, insomnia and elevated blood pressure. It may even be a combination of both having taking the medication and your sinuses. The antibiotic can also cause headaches, in some people that take it. How many more days of it do you have to take? Other antibiotic side effects may...

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Pain on Methylprednisolone

This is my second day on this drug and it was wonderful the next day after taking it. Took it for awful pain just below my neck and pain in lower back. Horrible for RA. Second day pain came back in lower back. Hurts, so is it not working now and is this unusual? ## Hello, Jo! How are you? Methylprednisolone is not an analgesic. It is classified by the FDA as a steroid, so while it may relieve pain a little, because it can help relieve inflammation, it will not alleviate all of it and it can cause some serous side effects. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure and weight gain. Was this medication prescribed by your doctor? ## Yes it was prescribed by Dr. And after presidone dident wor well he put me on ...

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What can I take for headaches while taking 4mg Methylprednis

Hi I am taking 4mg of Methylprednisoolone for trigger finger. I am experiencing headache what can I take to help relieve this. ## As long as your doctor approves, you should be able to take Acetaminophen (Tylenol), but you should check with them, first. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness and headache. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I take benadryl diphenhydramine with methylprednisolone tablet4 mg .u have a lot of muscus in my throat. I think I'm having a allergic reaction behind the steroids pills ## What headache med can I take...I’m currently taking Medrol 4mg and I have an excusiating headache??

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When is methylprednisolone most significant during 6 day dos

I’m taking the 21 tablet, 6 day pack of methylprednisolone. I’m wondering when is the medicine at it’s highest level of potency during the 6 day (or after) period? I’m taking this to have oral serger because the nerve would not numb for a root canal. Apparently I have what is referred to as “angry nerve?” I was asked to start the Rx 3 days prior to surgery (6 pils the first day and decreasing one a day till gone). Today is my appointment for the root canal and I’ll be taking 3 pills (one prior to appointment). I guess I’m just wondering if the drug is still as strong in my system having taken only one before surgery? ## This is a steroid class medication, so it will not alleviate an infection, or pain, it is used to reduce the inflammation...

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Taking Methylprednisolone and Valacyclovir HCL

I have some white and red patches on my tongue. Doctor prescribed me Methylprednisolone 4mg and first day should take 6 tablets and i should gradually decrease one tablet. And also he gave Valacyclovir HCL 1gm 3 times a day. I started taking this medicine and i took it for one day and next day one tablet, i am felling so depressed and i am feeling tensed and little heavy heart beat than usual. Now i am not feeling like to take that medicine. After a small research i got to know that steroids are not good for health. it even effects immune system. And I am just 25. I don't want to add some more problems for my future. Please help me in some way. Is it okay if i stop taking this medicine suddenly. ## What diagnosis did your doctor provide? Valacyclovir is usually used to treat, or pre...

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What is an alternative to Methylprednisolone?

My daughter just started taking this and she is already vomiting profusely... I have been reading this stuff from others, I have to tell you this scares me to death..she is a young mother of 2 who has had constant sinus infections, had surgery on her sinuses and infection comes right back again. She has lost her sense of smell, her business has had to shut down. I am concerned, I want her to get better but at what expense. Is there any other alternative to this craziness? ## I am very sorry about what she has been going through. My husband has dealt with similar issues, and just had to have sinus surgery, yesterday and we are hoping it resolves his issues. What type of sinus surgery was done on your daughter? Have they given her any antibiotics? Methylprednisolone will not treat an infe...

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Stopped medrol pack early

I went to the ER on Christmas due to an unknown allergic reaction to some sort of food I ate. After all was said and done, I was given a prescription for a 4mg Medrol dose pack, one for benadryl and one for zantac (explained to me as a catalyst for the other two medications). I continued dosage as instructed through the third day. The fourth day, I took the before breakfast dose and none others. The entire time on the medrol, I had EXTREME (6 bottles of water in 2 hours) thirst, woke up several times a night to urinate, elevated bp and heart rate. I was anxious, wired, my chest was tight, my face was burning red, I was sweating significantly more than normal, and my personality was gone. I said maybe 20 words total the days I was on it, and my brain felt empty. It was very hard to conce...

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side effects of predmet 8 mg with dose of 1 tablet daily

I HAVE PAIN AND SWELLING IN SMALL JOINTS OF FINGERS OF BOTH HAND. ## Predmet contains the active ingredient Methylprednisolone, which is a steroid class medication and, in cases such as yours, it is usually given to help relieve the swelling you're experiencing. Learn more Predmet details here. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and fluid retention. Have they discovered what's caused the swelling and pain? Do they thing it might be an arthritic condition? ## I am taking diclofanac 50 mg,predmet 4 mg from 5 months for joint pain is it effect me another problems ## I am 39 year man.i am suffering with sinus inflamation and bronchitis. I start predmit 8 today.its helps me?

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methylprednisolone 4mg dose pack

I was given the 4mg 5 day dose pack of methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction that caused swelling of my lips and front part of my jaw. Will there be any withdrawal side effects once I have completed my prescribed dosage? ## Hello, Riya! How are you? The FDA classifies this medication as a steroid and no, there shouldn't be any, if you take it as prescribed. However, some of its side effects may still linger for a week or so, after finishing it. So you may still experience headache, insomnia, nervousness and elevated blood pressure. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I took methylprednisolne for 7 days... now hives are back in my eyes and face a day later. Should I be put back on it or is that normal? ## After taking 6mg tabs per day for 15 days with my allergy controll...

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Methylprednisolone Nausea a week later?

Last week I stopped the 6 day course on day three because of sever side effects. I took this medicine two months ago I finished the compleate 6 days course with NO side effects! Now I'm the sorriest person I tryed it again. My pain is as bad as ever! And now any meds I try within two how's I'm severely nauseated!! I'm just taking over-the-counter Aleve and over-the-counter Tylenol not together every 6 to 8 hours for the severe pain but two hours and I'm dying to throw up so it's either supper what extreme pain or suffer with nausea. I'm going to the doctor today and he told me that it must be still Methylprednisolone Still in my system? Has anybody else suffered this problem if so how long before this horrible medication leaves my system so I can take a writt...

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High blood pressure and tension headache

Hi, I’ve been on prednisone dose pack 6 day/4mg. I’m on day 5 and have one pill to take tonight and one tomorrow. Today however my blood pressure has been 130/83 to 151/86 which is abnormal for me and I feel high anxiety. Can I just not take the next two doses and be ok? I’m scared it is going to elevate my blood pressure more at this point. ## Those can be normal side effects, when taking a steroid like this, it would be best to finish your dosing protocol, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. The FDA warns that you may also experience other side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, acne, and weight changes. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## Speaking from experience here having been on prednisone on several occasions I can assure you that you...

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