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Methylprednisolone: Powder for solution for injection

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Corticosteriods
Corticosteroids provide anti-inflammatory relief by helping the body make proteins that decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms like swelling, redness, pain and others.
"Corticosteroids provide anti&#45;inflammatory relief for many different conditions and come in drug forms such as tablets, inhalers, eye&#45;drops, and others. <br><br> The body normally responds to inflammation or cell damage by producing white blood cells and chemical messengers to fight an infection or repair damage. However, in some cases, the surge of all of these substances to a localized area of the body can cause symptoms of inflammation and damage to the bodyâ¬"s tissues. <br><br> Corticosteroids bind to steroid receptors inside cells and form a tightly joined group. When the steroid&#45;receptor &#34;group&#34; is activated, it moves inside the cell&#39;s nucleus where it is able to control the cellâ¬"s ability to make proteins. The proteins that are made decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain and others."
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.


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Patient Experiences with Methylprednisolone

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.3 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.3 / 5
Tolerable: 4.3 / 5

Sleepless Nights
My PA prescribed this medication for allergies. Allergies are better but having trouble sleeping. If I take a sleep aid it seems to help.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
June 05, 2017
From: Winters, TX
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Side Effects Awful
Made my face flushed, headache, very thirsty ! Seemed to increase sweating, too
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
June 02, 2017
From: Shelbyville, KY
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Disagree


Works great for gout
Was prescribed 4mg medrol pack for acute gout attack and within 4 hours of the first dose pain was considerably less. By the next morning it was almost gone. Best medication I have ever had for gout attack. No side effects for me so I will ask for this again if I get another attack.
Helpful: 20
Unhelpful: 3
Anonymous
December 16, 2016
From: Charlotte, NC
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Mohamad Shafi
doctors gave me this rx twice in 2015 and once in 2016 for bad eye allergy, swollen itchy eyelids, red watery eyes. it reduces the symptoms for a while it is very good
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
August 04, 2016
From: north olmsted, OH
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Muscle swelling
Had a car accident a few years ago and for the first time, I have had an issue with my knee swelling. Was prescribed this to ease the pain and reduce the swelling ..it worked. No other issues..PERIOD...I am extremely blessed because that's a lot of medication for one dose.
Helpful: 17
Unhelpful: 1
NB
July 28, 2016
From: San Ysidro, CA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


helped alot
I had cervical surgery 5 months ago. Been on 4 different muscle relaxers that didn't help. Pain meds didin't help either. Took this medication and finally got relief.
Helpful: 14
Unhelpful: 4
CVS Customer
March 18, 2016
From: Dacula, GA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


not a good mix for me
Taking smallest dose have heart trouble chf was prescribed by Dr for breathing ..asthma. will not go on again...sweating horrible.leg cramps temper seems to rage quickly. Have really bad coughing spells after medicine is taken. Prenesone worked great for me..also very very hard to sleep.Thank goodness have nerve medicine.
Helpful: 18
Unhelpful: 9
Anonymous
November 07, 2015
From: Federalsburg, MD
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Works but hard side effects
Ive been on 32 mg methylprednisolone for 4 weeks. Side effect have been hard. Insomnia, anxiety, diabetes, high blood pressure, high heart rate, feeling extreme hunger,thirst, weight gain, aggression. headache. If you absolutely need to take this medicaiton please ask doctor for anxiety medication and get sugars, blood pressure and heart rate checked very regulary. This medcation was easier to take than stratight Prednisone. Straight prednisone gave me racing thoughts. This med is working though. Dr. said will start taping me off of med for the next 3 months.
Helpful: 24
Unhelpful: 4
Anonymous
August 01, 2015
From: La Mirada, CA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Worked as prescribed
I have chronic allergies that worsen in the Fall months. First time I've been prescribed this treatment. I'm on a 4mg low dosage. Problems with swollen nasal passages, swollen lymph glands have all disappeared with this medication. Can finally breathe at night! No side effects for me. We'll see how long I can go symptom free.
Helpful: 25
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
January 07, 2015
From: Auburn, GA
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Great Results
Was prescribed for joint and muscle pain. Worked great! In all honesty, this is the best I have felt in months. On day four, I did have extreme nervousness and short temper. The nervousness wore off by the next day and the pain I had was gone!
Helpful: 29
Unhelpful: 6
CVS Customer
October 30, 2014
From: Ellijay, GA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


I'm one of the unlucky ones
This is a marvelous drug for people who can tolerate it. I'm not that lucky. I was seeing things out of the corners of my eyes by the second day, and starting on the third day I was intensely hallucinating. My doctor immediately took me off of it, and it took a few days for it to wear off. If you CAN use this med, do it. It is a wonderful medication. But a few of us get Steroid Psychosis so do monitor yourself and seek help immediately if you feel out of control.
Helpful: 13
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
September 20, 2014
From: Richardson, TX
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


helps
I have been taking this medicine for several years for severe allergies and have tolerated it just fine. It is best to be on the lowest possible dosage, I have my eyes checked regularly and get bone density checks. I have been lucky and have no issues/intolerable side effects. Sometimes with flare ups have to increase the dosage for a short while. My one bothersome side effect with higher dosage is feeling very jittery and this makes trying to sleep near impossible. Overall this has been and continues to be a helpful med.
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
July 09, 2014
From: pleasanton, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


works ok
to many side affects dry mouth tired weight gain leg pain will not go on this again
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
January 21, 2014
From: hanover twp, PA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


works so far
no weight gain but have no taste only for water feel tired it is helping
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
January 20, 2014
From: hanover twp, PA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree