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  • What is methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What are the possible side effects of methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • How should I take methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What should I avoid while taking methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • What other drugs will affect methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?
  • Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methylprednisolone (Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack)?

During conventional pharmacologic dose corticosteroid therapy, ACTH production is inhibited with subsequent suppression of cortisol production by the adrenal cortex. Recovery time for normal HPA activity is variable depending upon the dose and duration of treatment. During this time the patient is vulnerable to any stressful situation. Although it has been shown that there is considerably less adrenal suppression following a single morning dose of prednisolone (10 mg) as opposed to a quarter of that dose administered every six hours, there is evidence that some suppressive effect on adrenal activity may be carried over into the following day when pharmacologic doses are used. Further, it has been shown that a single dose of certain corticosteroids will produce adrenal cortical suppression for two or more days. Other corticoids, including methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, and prednisolone, are considered to be short acting (producing adrenal cortical suppression for 1¼ to 1½ days following a single dose) and thus are recommended for alternate day therapy.

Steroid pack medrol dose pack

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