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How does a depo medrol 80mg injection stay in your system

Customer Question

How long does a depo medrol 80mg injection stay in your system and how long does it take to work?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 years ago.
Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

It stays in your system for up to 28 days,

Dr Brims :

It should start to work within 4 hours

Customer:

Can you see the optional information provided? The doctor said it would work within 2 to 4 hours and I've had zero improvement.

Dr Brims :

Yes, I can see the optional information

Dr Brims :

I just need you to clarify wat other questions you would like me to answer on this topic

Dr Brims :

what*

Customer:

With this type of issue how long should it take to work or is it warranted for this? I was told 2 to 4 hours by the doctor, then the exiting nurse said 4 hours. When I called this morning they said 2 to 4 days??

Dr Brims :

It should not take 2-4 days

Customer:

Wondering how long my original symptoms of dizziness that I was supposed to be treated for will last and also how long I can expect to feel the negative symptoms from the steroid shot on top of that.

Dr Brims :

You should notice improvement within 24 hours if it is going to help

Customer:

Ok that is good to know. It's been over 24 hours with no improvement at all.

Customer:

Should I go back to the dr? A different dr?

Dr Brims :

Labyrinthitis may improve with a steroid injection, if there is significant inflammation

Dr Brims :

I think you should return to the doctor

Dr Brims :

The original doctor

Customer:

Ok thank you

Dr Brims :

If they don't offer any new treatment options then I would advise seeing another doctor

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

Customer:

Ok they are not my GP.

Customer:

I went to an Urgent Care Center as my GP is closed on Fridays.

Customer:

However I can give them another call today.

Customer:

Thank you for your time

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

Dr Brims :

If you still have any questions on this topic please feel free to ask

Customer:

Ok thank you, ***** *****

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

Hello?

Dr Brims :

If you have no other questions, would you mind clicking a rating button?

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 years ago.
Are you able to see my replies in the chat session?