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Depo-Medrol: Suspension for injection

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How This Drug Works
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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Drugs Related by Class to Depo-Medrol: Suspension for injection
Class Name : Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain

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Aristospan: Suspension for injection  |  AsmalPred: Oral solution  |  Celestone: Oral syrup  |  Celestone: Suspension for injection  |  Cogentin: Oral tablet  |  Cogentin: Solution for injection  |  Cortef: Oral tablet  |  Decadron: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Decadron: Oral tablet  |  Decadron: Solution for injection  |  Deltasone: Oral tablet  |  DexPak Jr TaperPak: Oral tablet  |  DexPak TaperPak: Oral tablet  |  Entocort EC: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets  |  Florinef: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortone: Oral tablet  |  Kenalog: Suspension for injection  |  Kenalog: Topical cream  |  Kenalog: Topical lotion  |  Kenalog: Topical ointment  |  Kenalog: Topical spray, solution  |  Medrol Dosepak: Oral tablet  |  Medrol: Oral tablet  |  Millipred DP 12-Day: Oral tablet  |  Millipred DP: Oral tablet  |  Millipred: Oral solution  |  Millipred: Oral tablet  |  Orapred: Oral solution  |  Pediapred: Oral solution  |  Prelone: Oral solution  |  Prelone: Oral syrup  |  RAYOS: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant  |  Solu-Cortef: Powder for solution for injection  |  Solu-Medrol: Powder for solution for injection  |  Sterapred DS: Oral tablet  |  Sterapred: Oral tablet  |  Triesence: Suspension for injection  |  Veripred-20: Oral solution
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Betamethasone: Suspension for injection  |  Betamethasone: Topical cream  |  Betamethasone: Topical cream, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical foam  |  Betamethasone: Topical gel, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical lotion  |  Betamethasone: Topical lotion, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical ointment  |  Betamethasone: Topical ointment, augmented  |  Budesonide: Nebulizer suspension  |  Budesonide: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets  |  Cortisone: Oral tablet  |  Dexamethasone: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Dexamethasone: Oral solution  |  Dexamethasone: Oral tablet  |  Dexamethasone: Solution for injection  |  Fludrocortisone: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortisone: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortisone: Powder for solution for injection  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal cream  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal enema, suspension  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal suppository  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical Lipocream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical cream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical gel  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical lotion  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical ointment  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical solution  |  Methylprednisolone: Oral tablet  |  Methylprednisolone: Powder for solution for injection  |  Methylprednisolone: Suspension for injection  |  Prednisolone: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Prednisolone: Ophthalmic drops, suspension  |  Prednisolone: Oral solution  |  Prednisolone: Oral syrup  |  Prednisolone: Oral tablet  |  Prednisone: Oral solution  |  Prednisone: Oral tablet  |  Triamcinolone: Dental paste  |  Triamcinolone: Nasal spray, solution  |  Triamcinolone: Solution for injection  |  Triamcinolone: Suspension for injection  |  Triamcinolone: Topical cream  |  Triamcinolone: Topical lotion  |  Triamcinolone: Topical ointment
CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Depo-Medrol: Suspension for injection
Usage by Gender
64.96%
35.04%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
3.15%
9.84%
36.61%
50.39%
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