In patients with the adrenogenital syndrome , a single intramuscular injection of 40 mg every two weeks may be adequate. For maintenance of patients with rheumatoid arthritis , the weekly intramuscular dose will vary from 40 to 120 mg. The usual dosage for patients with dermatologic lesions benefited by systemic corticoid therapy is 40 to 120 mg of methylprednisolone acetate administered intramuscularly at weekly intervals for one to four weeks. In acute severe dermatitis due to poison ivy, relief may result within 8 to 12 hours following intramuscular administration of a single dose of 80 to 120 mg. In chronic contact dermatitis, repeated injections at 5 to 10 day intervals may be necessary. In seborrheic dermatitis, a weekly dose of 80 mg may be adequate to control the condition.
Dr. Randolph, we could really use your advice. I took my 16 year old cat, Sweetie, into the vet for a regular checkup as she had inappropriately urinated outside of her litter box (3) times over (3) months. In the past she had done this when she had some abscessed teeth, so I wanted to see what she was trying to tell us. The vet suggested routine blood work and urine analysis and this showed us that she had elevated BUN and Creatine levels, along with elevated white blood cells – they explained that meant she had early renal/kidney failure then went on to tell me that they also found signs of an upper urinary tract infection and recommended an antibiotic to cure it. They said i could come in the very next day to get the shot and it would last for 2 weeks to clear the infection and we should be able to manage the kidneys with a diet. I was not made aware of any possible side effects or risks with this shot, they really urged that it was the best option. After getting all of this news, I wanted to do anything I can to help her, the last thing I want is for her to be in pain.
I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?