The Contaminated Steroid Shot is Methylprenisolone
Methylprednisolone (Brand name: Depo-Medro) is a corticosteroid hormone. It is used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. It is recommended usually be outpatient clinic physicians to be given as a shot in the arthritic joint and pain is supposed to subside within days of receiving the shot.
This medicaion may also be used to treat various conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/intestinal/kidney /lung diseases, and immune system disorders. It decreases your immune system’s response to these conditions and reduces symptoms such as swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. Methylprednisolone may also be used with other medications in hormone disorders.
This medication is usually injected into a joint as directed by your doctor. Methylprednisolone may also be injected into a muscle or into abnormal skin tissue. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment
This medication should appear milky white. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration.
If this medication is injected into a joint, be careful how much pressure you put on that joint, even if it is feeling better.
Normal side effects include: weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness,and dizziness when this drug is suddenly stopped. To prevent these withdrawal symptoms when stopping methylprednisolone, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually