Q:

5/29/2013
The allergist I work for recently began seeing patients from a retired doctor's practice. He made it a practice to administer Depo-medrol injections primarily in the spring to many patients yearly. Can you please provide information about the long term effects of this medication so this information can be passed on to these patients? Thank you for your time.

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

I think the most appropriate source for you to obtain the information you requested is the website of the company that manufactures Depo-Medrol, specifically the package insert for this drug.

Another site is “Drugs.com”. There you will find all possible side effects.

As you can see when you look at these sites, the information would be too long for me to copy and paste on our site, but you will be able, from these sites, to extract the information you feel most appropriate and present this selection to your patients.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology