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My boyfriend was prescribed Medrol for an allergic reaction

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My boyfriend was prescribed Medrol for an allergic reaction on his skin. He didn't read the directions on the literature correctly, didn't use common sense, and instead of taking 2 tablets three times on the first day (morning, noon, and evening), he took the 6 tablets all at once. He said that he was in a very deep sleep except for waking up during the night and having a visual hallucination.

Despite the fact that I'm angry at his carelessness, I'm concerned about the health consequences of an overdose. He seems to be doing fine but I suggested that he call his provider's office confirm that he doesn't need medical treatment.

Thank you.

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Thank you for your question,

Dr. Saha :

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Dr. Saha :

Medrol has several strength.

Dr. Saha :

How many mg tab was prescribed?

Dr. Saha :

Does he have any symptom now?

Customer:

I don't think he has symptoms now. I think it was 4 mg tablets.

Dr. Saha :

We usually prescribe Medrol 6-8 hourly.

Dr. Saha :

But it can be taken at a time if it is required.

Dr. Saha :

24 mg of Medrol tablet once would not cause much side effect.

Dr. Saha :

Sometimes medrol can cause gastritis.

Dr. Saha :

But as he did not have any symptom till now, I think he should be alright.

Customer:

Okay, thank you.

Dr. Saha :

You are welcome.

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