Medrol Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. You may develop a severe reaction. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.
Using this medicine for a long time may increase your risk of low bone mass. Talk to your doctor about bone health.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
change in vision
darkening of the skin
decrease in height
decrease in the amount of urine
decreased range of motion
difficulty in swallowing
dilated neck veins
dizziness or lightheadedness
extreme tiredness or weakness
eyeballs bulge out of the eye sockets
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
full or bloated feeling
impaired wound healing
loss of appetite
loss of consciousness
lower back or side pain
muscle pain, cramps, or weakness
noisy, rattling breathing
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
pain or burning in the throat
pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
painful or difficult urination
painful, swollen joints
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pounding in the ears
pressure in the stomach
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
sensation of spinning
severe or continuing stomach pain
slow growth in children
slow or fast heartbeat
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
swelling of the face, fingers, feet, abdominal or stomach area, or lower legs
tightness in the chest
troubled breathing at rest
unexplained weight loss
unusual tiredness or weakness
vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes or skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
lightening of normal skin color
reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
redness of the face
small, red or purple spots on the skin
swelling of the stomach area
thin, fragile skin
thinning of the scalp hair
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.