Depo Medrol vs Dexamethasone

Depo Medrol
(Rx)
Dexamethasone
(Rx)
Depo Medrol is a steroid.
Dexamethasone is a steroid and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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May 27, 1959
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,760 Discussions
29,227 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Swelling
#3 for Itching
#4 for Asthma
#5 for Rash
#6 for Lupus
#7 for Tendonitis
Depo Medrol is prescribed for RA, Swelling, Itching, Asthma, Rash, Lupus and Tendonitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nausea
#2 for Cancer
#4 for Inflammation
#5 for Infection
#6 for Vomiting
#7 for Rash
#8 for Transplant
Dexamethasone is prescribed for Multiple Myeloma, Inflammation and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Nausea and Vomiting, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dep
Arachnoiditis
8
Weight Gain
8
Meningitis
2
High Blood Pressure
1
Mood Swings
1
Restlessness
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Stomach Ulcers
1
Increased Appetite
1
Dex
Weight Gain
8
Brain Tumor
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Hiccups
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Mood Swings
1
Increased Appetite
1
Restlessness
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Drowsiness
1
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Depo Medrol
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Dexamethasone
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Arachnoiditis
Dep
Dex
8
0
Weight Gain
Dep
Dex
8
8
Meningitis
Dep
Dex
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Dep
Dex
1
0
Mood Swings
Dep
Dex
1
1
Restlessness
Dep
Dex
1
1
Sleep Disorders
Dep
Dex
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dep
Dex
1
2
Stomach Ulcers
Dep
Dex
1
0
Increased Appetite
Dep
Dex
1
1
Weight Gain
Dex
Dep
8
8
Brain Tumor
Dex
Dep
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dex
Dep
2
1
Hiccups
Dex
Dep
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Dex
Dep
1
1
Mood Swings
Dex
Dep
1
1
Increased Appetite
Dex
Dep
1
1
Restlessness
Dex
Dep
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Dex
Dep
1
0
Drowsiness
Dex
Dep
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Depo Medrol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Dexamethasone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Injection
Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Suspension: 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL, 80 mg/mL
Syringe: 80 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 1.5 mg (21 tabs), 1.5 mg (35 tabs), 1.5 mg (51 tabs)
Solution: 0.1%, 0.5 mg/5 mL, 4 mg/mL, 24 mg/mL
Drops: 0.1%, 1 mg/mL
Elixir: , 0.5 mg/5 mL
Implant: 0.7 mg
Suspension: 8 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methylprednisolone
Dexamethasone, Dexamethasone Sod Phosphate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Depo Medrol and Dexamethasone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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