Question by  BornonBeltaine (19)

Why would a doctor prescribe methylprednisolone after a dental procedure?

It has horrible side effects.


Answer by  wmgcgirl12 (293)

A dentist would only prescribe methylprednisolone after a procedure if you had very severe inflammation in your mouth. If the drug comes in a 6 day pack it would be a short term treatment and most likely be okay. Do not take if you have any fungal infections.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Short term, minimal doses of this artificial corticosteroid do not generally produce the intense side effects of higher, long term doses. It is used to achieve quick control over most inflammatory conditions like swelling, heat, redness, and pain, including post operative pain involved with dental surgery like impacted molar removals.

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