I have had a severe allergic reation to hair dye and read that an oral corticosteroid should be taken. I have a full 21 dose of 4mg MethylPREDNISolone on hand. Will this work?
Is Methylprednisolone a corticosteroid?
Added 28 May 2013:
FYI. Checked with pharmacist and confirmed that it is a corticosteroid. This medicine was prescribed for my husband for a different ailment. He elected not to take it when he read the product information and became concerned about the many potential side effects. It was actually him who had the reaction to the dye and I wouldn't allow him to take it until I received some type of confirmation that this was the correct course of action. P. S. : He doesn't have any insurance.
I agree this medication can cause all kinds of problems for you. This is not like taking an antacid when the tummy is sore. This medication must be carefully monitored and can cause problems like increased infections and its effects can last for months making you vulnerable for many treatments including major cuts, surgery and so forth. Very important your condition is treated properly.
Do not self medicate with prescription drugs. Ever.
- Methylprednisolone Information for Consumers
- Methylprednisolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methylprednisolone (detailed)
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