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How does Depo Medrol stay in someone's system? Yes, it is

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How long does Depo Medrol stay in someone's system?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, it is for my allergies primarily dizziness and feeling like disoriented.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have been having very bad allergic rhinitis. I am taking allergy shots but I stay dizzy
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is someone going to answer?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

DepoMedrol stays around 18 to 24 hours in the system.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
This is very odd, I have been told 2-4 weeks.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am referring to the injection
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are you still there?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can you please answer as this is why I paid my money?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

There are two types of injections:

1) Methylprednisolone acetate; this if given in high dose may stay in the body for 7 days. It is given intramuscular.

2) Methylprednisolone sodium succinate; this stays in the body for 18-24 hours as the oral medicine. This can be given intravenous or intramuscular.

It is privilege assisting you.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok,the doctor's office first told me 6 weeks but now they said 3 weeks.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The product that was given to me via injection was the Depo Medrol 80 mg. is that the one that you are saying is7 days?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Yes, DepoMedrol injection 80 mg IM can stay for 7 days as it is oil based and releases slowly.

Please see the reference:

http://reference.medscape.com/drug/medrol-medrol-dosepak-methylprednisolone-342746#10

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Please see the other part of the reference (relevant portion reproduced);

http://reference.medscape.com/drug/medrol-medrol-dosepak-methylprednisolone-342746#0

Methylprednisolone acetate: Usual dosing range, 10-80 mg IM every 1-2 weeks; as temporary substitute for PO, given in daily IM dose equal to daily PO dose; for prolonged effect, given in weekly IM dose equal to 7 times daily PO dose; unlike methylprednisolone sodium succinate, may not be given IV

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Hello Patricia,

My goal is to provide you with the best service possible. If you feel I have done so, then an "Excellent Service" rating is greatly appreciated! If not, please click "Reply" to let me know how I can better assist you with any additional information or clarification.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to be of help!