How long should my Medrol (Methylpredinisolone) last to keep my lungs open?
I just started a pack yesterday. I'm going to be on it for 5 more days. How long should it last? I feel pretty good now, I like it..and I'm just wondering, if my asthma symptoms come back strong, how long will it last after I'm done taking the packet? Does it only last for as long as I take the...
Asked by Jerold Honyumptewa 4 months ago.
I just started a pack yesterday. I'm going to be on it for 5 more days. How long should it last? I feel pretty good now, I like it..and I'm just wondering, if my asthma symptoms come back strong, how long will it last after I'm done taking the packet? Does it only last for as long as I take the pills to help relieve? Thanks. Answered by Charley Scieszka 4 months ago.
Medrol is only given after an acute moderate to severe asthma attack. I am guess you are not on a controller medication. You are probably only on albuterol (Proventil, Proair), which is a rescue inhaler. In order to control your asthma and feel as good as you do not without the Medrol you need an inhaled steroid. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are on an inhaled steroid for your asthma and you should feel much better even after finishing the Medrol. Answered by Kendrick Sommerfeldt 4 months ago.
Take Medrol exactly as prescribed. It can be taken every day or every other day, depending on the condition being treated. Do not abruptly stop taking Medrol without checking with your doctor. If you have been using Medrol for a long time, the dose should be reduced gradually. Medrol may cause stomach upset. Take Medrol with meals or snacks. If you take your dose once a day, take it as soon as you remember. Then go back to your regular schedule. If you don't remember until the next day, skip the one you missed. Do not take 2 doses at once. If you take it several times a day, take it as soon as you remember. Then go back to your regular schedule. If you don't remember until your next dose, double the dose you take. If you take your dose every other day, and you remember it the same morning, take it as soon as you remember and go back to your regular schedule. If you don't remember until the afternoon, do not take it until the following morning, then skip a day and go back to your regular schedule. The Medrol will only work up to a short while after you stop taking it. Answered by Isreal Maurin 4 months ago.
My lab had an injection of depo medrol today for a skin irritation, I was wondering what the side effects were
Asked by Tanner Fanjoy 4 months ago.
Depo medrol is a steriod. It will likely cause her to drink and urinate more than usual for the next few days. It can also increase her appetite, so don't let her eat free choice or she just might go hog wild :) Depo medrol can have serious side effects, but they are quite rare. Most Vets will prescribe steriods in pill form - its not so risky that way. The injection gives her a heavy dose of steriods that will wear off over the next few weeks. The pill form is given daily then weaned down to an everyother day dose, therefore the injection is much more convenient for some clients. Steriods should not be given with certain pain meds, so as always, don't give her/him anyother meds without consulting with your vet first. Answered by Jessie Panico 4 months ago.
depo medrol is a steroid injection. steroids can cause increased drinking, increased thirst, and an increase in appetite. if they are only given on occasion, they generally do not pose any risk. however, if used frequently, a dog is at risk for developing diabetes, urinary tract infections, and cushings like symptoms. what caused the skin irritation? Answered by Anne Rahr 4 months ago.
Does anyone know how I can purchase Depo Medrol with out a prescription?
I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just...
Asked by Shira Blacksmith 4 months ago.
Okay here's the situation. I live in a small town and have many animals I care for (like 30 cats along with any other animals people decide they don't want) I run an animal rescue group and I have a small dog that needs an allergy shot once a month. I can get them through petmeds.com through mail order but my vet refuses to give me an RX prescription. with all of the animals (that aren't mine by the way )that I take in to him I would think he'd spare me the trouble of coming in and help me to save the money since I give him all of my business. He told me that my dog needs an allergy shot at least once a month to keep him from getting skin infections and if I can just give it to him at home and have them mailed to me once a month why won't he write his prescription for me? It's getting too expensive to do this every month when I could be spending $27 for the year for his meds instead of 25 every month. Does anyone know where I can get it without a prescription because he's being ridiculous? Answered by Kareem Libertini 4 months ago.
I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just comes with the territory of medicine. I am doing everything I can for him and would only be using it under the advise of a vet so don't act like i'm an animal abuser. Most people don't even take their animal to the vet. He is very well cared for and I only want him to get better. Answered by Ranae Krauskopf 4 months ago.
If you give that dog a depo medrol shot once a month you are going to kill it. The dog will get Cushing's Syndrome. And when that happens the dog owner can sue you (and you can be criminally prosecuted) for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Please stop. There is a reason the vet is not okaying the prescription!!!!!!!!! ETA: First of all, I apologize. I misunderstood your question. I thought you were taking care of someone else's dog especially since you said you care for dogs that are not yours. I apologize for sounding harsh, but I am concerned for the dog's welfare. Steroid injections are NOT "allergy shots" and they will cause hyperadrenocorticism. You cannot rationally equate the risks/side effects of depo medrol use and consuming Sweet & Low because they're not even in the same ball park. Things have changed. Medicine has improved. "Old school" vets still occasionally use steroids for skin issues but certainly not a depo injection once a month. Younger vets don't even use depo for skin issues anymore. There are other treatments. And if/when those don't work, the patient is referred to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. There is help out there without causing hyperadrenocorticism. I really think the idea of seeing another vet is a good idea - not just so you can keep doing the same thing for cheaper, but so you can see whether there are alternate treatment options that may be less harmful to your dog. That being said, veterinarians are REQUIRED to write you a prescription if you request it rather than requiring you to purchase the medication from them. However, that really doesn't apply in this situation since the medication is administered IM not PO. Your vet is charging you not just for the medication but also for administering the correct amount at correct intervals and in the correct way. (I'm not saying YOU personally can't administer it IM, but you've got to convince your vet you can). If the two of you have a good relationship and he/she feels that you are able to administer an IM injection correctly, perhaps they could dispense you one dose of medication in a syringe once a month. That ought to be cheaper than taking the dog in for his injection since you are not taking up an office call slot. But please don't expect the vet to write you a prescription for a full year of depo in one prescription. It would be irresponsible for the vet to do so since the medication is dangerous. As a general rule, medications that have dangerous side-effects, are addictive, are controlled, have street value or are likely to be used more often than they should be, are prescribed and refilled in small quantities. It's how you keep people from misusing, abusing, self-diagnosing and over-administering them. Remember, an ethical veterinarian has the patient's best interests at heart. A vet who is willing to prescribe a 12 month supply of dangerous medication just to keep a client happy is not really doing their job. It's a judgment call on their part that is attached to quality patient care (and not being sued) as opposed to profit motive. Please take my comments with a grain of salt. I know you love your dog and don't like to see him miserable. I also like to save money just as the next person does. I just wanted to make sure you understand the severity of the treatment you are pursuing and that there is a reason the vet is keeping this medication "on a leash." Good luck and I really do wish you and your pet well. Answered by Ollie Craddieth 4 months ago.
Depo Medrol Uses Answered by Larry Gojcaj 4 months ago.
I have a cat that has allergies so bad the Depo doesn't work, or at least not enough that I can tell. Have you tried giving regular allergy pills after the shot has gotten control of things? It isn't a cure-all, but it can help keep things to a lower level. Just like with people, each drug can work better than others. Not ALL people allergy medications can be used. The most oft used and cheapest is Benadryl (just the plain one, with nothing else added). Even Claratin can be used. Another one that has good reviews for pets, but is no longer sold in stores is the generic for Tavist, which you can purchase from Amazon and other places in generic form; Clemastine. If you read the reviews below, many talk about using it on their animals. Given what has been written above, you know about the risks, etc. That being the case, you might check with Australian companies. They require RXs from citizens, but apparently not from outside their country. For years I, and others, have purchased items such as Revolution, etc. without needing an RX. You might try there. Also, it comes in pills as well. You might consider getting a shot to the animal in question, then trying very low doses maybe once a week??? Something you might talk about with a vet. I've tried similar things with Prednisone in animals. Instead of giving large doses of an injection, giving very small amounts... hopefully going to every few days. Best of luck. I've LITERALLY tried almost every alternative out there, for mild allergies, some of it is great. For my cat, it just helps a bit. Given how bad he can get, the quality of life thing comes into play and I would gladly give him the Medrol shot every 2 months if it would work. Then I would probably dose him down with dandelion, milk thistle, etc to help detox his liver, kidneys and such. Good luck! And if you can give an update on how things are going, given the time-frame that has passed (I honestly just noticed it), please do so. Answered by Coretta Sovern 4 months ago.
Depo Medrol Shot Answered by Johana Duffield 4 months ago.
Please ignore the very bad advice from BBG. This is a real old question and I only answer for the benefit of people that may be searching. I have had two Border Collies with bad skin problems. I gave them 40-50 mg Depo Medrol IM every 6-8 weeks. The drug is hard on their system but the severe dermatitis was a kill or cure problem. I made both dogs as comfortable as possible and they both lived into their late teens. As my vet said, it was a choice of quality of life as opposed to years of life. The vet you are using should know you and be comfortable with your ability to give a dog a shot IM without hitting a vein accidentally. My old vet was a Jewell, I brought him the adverts and he price matched and sold me 20 mg/ml in 5 ml bottles. Later I was buying the 20 ml bottle as I had two dogs at at time that had the problem. Understand, this is a drug of abuse and vets are right to exercise caution in selling or prescribing it. My vet knows that I work in a field that tests for drugs of abuse regularly so he was more comfortable with my request. He also knows I am a land owner and I have way too much to loose to risk it selling this stuff. And of course he knows the dog and the cat. Understand this also, your vet is not a doctor, he is a businessman. Many vets these days are working for corporations that simply employ them to work in a clinic that belongs to the corporation. These vets can only do what the corporation lets them do. Giving your dog a shot every 6 weeks or so will net them more money than selling you a bottle of medicine. And this is what most of them want to do. You might be able to negotiate with the vet by simply saying that there are not funds to do that so you will euthanize the dog. This effectively removes ALL profit from them for that animal. Your vet may decide at that point it is more profitable to sell you meds 3 times a year than to loose the business entirely. And last, if that does not work find another vet. Do not bad mouth vet 1 to vet 2 this will not get you any favors! PS do the paperwork and get your 501-3C charitable organization status, it will help you a lot. Answered by Glenda Peredz 4 months ago.
Try discussing this with another vet. By law most do not prescribe without checking an animal first.Health changes could occur leaving him open to a lawsuit as well. Perhaps he will agree to seeing the animal every 3 months or so for a check up? We also rescue animals & this doesn't entitle us to any favors or discounts at any clinic.It is by choice and they went to vet school to make a living. We don't expect our human doctors to extend a discount because we have a big family. Many vets do community work or discount clinics to give to their community.Some may choose to extend a discount or credit line.Some may have a small practice and lots of overhead to cover. Shop around is all you can do. Answered by Latina Cajigas 4 months ago.
Its a prescription medication.. you can NOT get it without a prescription. Any place that would sell it without a Rx is likely selling expired or counterfiet drugs.. just because its "cheaper" doesnt mean you'd be saving money.. as it would be a waste of money if it doesnt work! See if another vet will write the prescription for you. Answered by Fred Cormier 4 months ago.
What's a medrol pack?
Asked by Tyisha Gillings 4 months ago.
MEDROL Tablets contain methylprednisolone which is a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids. Not the same as anabolic steroids that are used sometimes by athletes. They are prescribed as an anti inflammatory for patients having arthrits, bronchitis, skin disorders and many other conditions. It sometimes is prescribed as a "Medrol Dose Pack" which contains enough pills for 6 days. I have taken it often for bronchitis. Answered by Ione Margotta 4 months ago.
I need medrol 4 mg help please!!!!!?
hey farmocys it seems like you know about about this drug i tried to see if your e mail was listed or not on your page and its not but if your not busy cud you please email so i can ask you about it more? [email protected]
if you cant email thats fine you helped greatly from what you said. im just mad that...
Asked by Sheridan Glockner 4 months ago.
hello there for some reason my doc prescribed me medrol (methylprednisolone) 4 mg pack after i said my thoat feels a bit swollen and hot. He also said i had mono and strep so im also on penicillin for the strep but i have read horrible stuff about the side effects of medrol and I WANT TO GET OF IT NOW. but i also read about the withdraw side effect if you go straight cold turkey but i have only takin this medrol pack from 2 day ( the first day 6 pills and the 2nd 5 pills) so im not even close to the long term use. I just called the clinic that i went to and they wont let me tlk to n e doctor without going in so im desperent for help please. all i want to know is if i stop completly taking this steriod w.o tapering i wont have side effect or adrelnal failure. please help me im honestly scared right now. thank you Answered by Detra Schiefelbein 4 months ago.
hey farmocys it seems like you know about about this drug i tried to see if your e mail was listed or not on your page and its not but if your not busy cud you please email so i can ask you about it more? [email protected] if you cant email thats fine you helped greatly from what you said. im just mad that im left in the dark about wat the docs do to me im only 18 and my parents have no clue about my life pretty much. so if you cud please e mail thank you Answered by Angila Dubuque 4 months ago.
Ok first please calm down. I have seen many many people be prescribed medrol for different indications. There are intense side effects to every single medication basically. I strongly believe that if the doctor prescribed this medication for you, there is a good reason to be taking it. No normal doctor would prescribed a steroid without good reasoning. I recommend to only stop taking the medication if you are starting to experience a side effect. Now try to not become a hypochondriac and think any small ache is a side effect; try to be discerning. And you are correct, you shouldnt stop this medication abruptly, which is why I said to only do so IF you are experiencing an adverse effect. I am very upset at your doctor right about now for not taking your concerned phone call. I would call again and act very concern and mention (although please dont do it) that you are considering stopping the medication if you dont talk to him. So many phone calls come to the pharmacy from people who simply are not "allowed" to talk to their own doctors. I dont know what your indication is or how serious this medication is for you, your doctor will know that. All I can tell you is that (1) yes, the side effect profile is large, but so is it for many other medications, (2) do not abruptly stop the medrol, (3) unless you are experiencing a serious adverse effect, you need to just relax, and (4) please try calling your doctor again if you still want to speak with him or a pharmacy (tell the pharmacist specifically what you are taking it for, what other medications you are taking, and why you feel like you need to stop it). Answered by Janyce Mettle 4 months ago.
Call the pharmacist where you picked up your prescription. Pharmacists are very knowledgeable about medications and side effects and can counsel you and maybe even relieve your worries. I'm sure the benefits of the Medrol completely outweigh any concerns you have. If that pharmacy is not available, call any 24-hour pharmacy. Answered by Darla Carrell 4 months ago.
Simple, divide forty eight hours via four, that's how often you're going to supply the med, then multiply via one hundred mg, so that it will be the mg in step with forty eight hours. Then you'll determine quantity of vials. Just believe it via. Answered by Mercedes Kofahl 4 months ago.
After another asthma attack, Mrs. Curry has been discharged from the hospital with a Medrol Dose pack.?
Explain what a Medrol dose pack is and detail how the methylprednisolone dosing depends on the day?
Asked by Ester Parone 4 months ago.
I know its long but it covers what your looking for! Hope this helps! What is Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone)? 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. Methylprednisolone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. What is the most important information I should know about Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone)? You should not use this medication if you are allergic to methylprednisolone, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body. Before taking methylprednisolone, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, and about all other medicines you are using. There are many other diseases that can be affected by steroid use, and many other medicines that can interact with steroids. Your steroid medication needs may change if you have any unusual stress such as a serious illness, fever or infection, or if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Tell your doctor about any such situation that affects you during treatment. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone)? You should not use this medication if you are allergic to methylprednisolone, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body. Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Steroids can also worsen an infection you already have, or reactivate an infection you recently had. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks. Other medical conditions you should tell your doctor about before taking methylprednisolone include: liver disease (such as cirrhosis); kidney disease; a thyroid disorder; diabetes; a history of malaria; tuberculosis; osteoporosis; a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis; glaucoma or cataracts; herpes infection of the eyes; stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis; depression or mental illness; congestive heart failure; or high blood pressure If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take methylprednisolone. Answered by Fermina Rayome 4 months ago.