Medrol is a medication that’s designed to help people who suffer from varying degrees of arthritis. Arthritis can be a debilitating condition that makes it tough for a person to do simple day to day things such as bending and moving in needed positions.
Medrol can also treat different conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, specific cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung conditions, as well as immune system disorders. The way this medication works is that it’s able to decrease the immune systems response to specific diseases.
When the immune systems response is decreased it reduces certain symtoms that cause people a lot of discomfort such as swelling, pain, and allergic reactions. Medrol belongs to a group of medications known as corticosteroid hormones. Some people are going to react better to this medication than others as well. Medrol can be combined with other specific medications for the purpose of treating hormone disorders.
There are no other known uses for this treatment.
If you have any of these signs that are related to a severe allergic reaction, then be sure to seek out emegency help as soon as you can. These would be the following:
Swelling of your face
You’ll want to phone a docto right away if you notice any of these serious potential side effects:
If you have problems with your seeing
Swelling in certain areas of your body
Very quick weight gain
Feeling very short of breath
If you have severe depression problems, unusual thoughts or behaviors
Seizures or convulsions
Stools that don’t look normal(bloody or tarry)
If you begin to cough up blood
Pancreatitis, which is serious pain in your upper stomach that can go all the way down to your back.
Nausea problems or vomiting
A quickened heart rate
Low potassium (which can cause confusion, an uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, weakness in the muscles or a limp feeling
Dangerously high blood pressure, which causes a severe headache, blurry vision, buzzing in the ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats and possible seizure
Here’s a list of some of the less serious side effects to be aware of:
Problems with getting to sleep when you should (insomnia)
Mood changes such as sudden emotional outbursts
Acne problems (especially if you’ve never had them before)
Dry skin that’s also sensitive
Thinning skin (which makes it easier to bruise or become discolored)
Wounds that take too long to heal up
Increased levels of sweating
Problems such as headaches, dizziness, and spinning sensations
Nausea, stomach pains or bloating
Changes or alterations in the location of body fat, especially if you notice it in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts or waist area.
Medrol is an effective medication if it’s used the right way, but it’s a serious medication as well. Be sure if you use it you don’t deviate away from the instructions given either by a doctor or based on what’s on the label.