Question about Prednisone and Medrol Packs

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   Posted 8/29/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Is Prednisone and Medrol packs the same thing? Because the medrol pack triggered my asthma and I was in the ER. Now, I have a sinus infection and my doctor wants me to use prednisone 20 mg for 3 days (with an Antibotic), However, I don't want to go to the ER ever again (It was an extremely bad experience). Any help with this is appreciated!!!

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   Posted 8/29/2006 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) I didn't know what Medrol was so I looked it up. Both pred and medrol are classified as steroids. Whether they have the same ingredients I'm not sure. It's best to check with your doctor again or maybe a pharmacist.
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   Posted 8/30/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply. My Doctor today did a CT Scan of my sinuses and found some blockage. So no prednisone and now I have to see an ENT. I was also put on an antibotic AugmentinXR. I'm really relived that I'll not have to do prednisone. Now, I've got to get these headaches (sinusitis) gone!!! scool
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