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How long should i take methylprednisolone 4 mg dose pack? how much is too much?

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Diabetes shingles

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

What is the medrol dosepak for?

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

And is your diabetes well controlled?

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shingles
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

What do you take for your diabetes? Do you know how your sugars have been recently? I am asking because the medrol dosepak can sometimes increase your sugars.

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Metformin
Sugars 129-146
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there are instructions for the methylprednisolone 4mg dose back

day 1 is 6 pills

day 2 is 5

day 3 is 4

day 4 is 3 pills

day 5 is 2 pills

day 6 is 1 pill

and then you stop

so 6 days is usually the plan.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

you should also ask for an antiviral medication like acyclovir or valcyclovir which can help shorten your shingles infection

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