Dexamethasone vs Methylprednisolone

Dexamethasone
(Rx)
Methylprednisolone
(Rx)
Dexamethasone is a steroid and an eye & vision care product.
Methylprednisolone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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October 20, 1971
February 15, 1980
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
29,192 Discussions
8,366 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Swelling
#2 for RA
#4 for MS
#5 for Rash
#6 for Asthma
#7 for Lupus
Methylprednisolone is prescribed for Swelling, RA, MS, Rash, Asthma and Lupus and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Met
Weight Gain
7
High Blood Pressure
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Drowsiness
1
Mood Swings
1
Tachycardia
1
Psychosis
1
Cataract
1
Impotence
1
UTI
1
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Dexamethasone
Dex
Methylprednisolone
Met
Weight Gain
Dex
Met
8
7
Brain Tumor
Dex
Met
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dex
Met
2
2
Hiccups
Dex
Met
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Dex
Met
1
0
Mood Swings
Dex
Met
1
1
Increased Appetite
Dex
Met
1
0
Restlessness
Dex
Met
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Dex
Met
1
0
Drowsiness
Dex
Met
1
1
Weight Gain
Met
Dex
7
8
High Blood Pressure
Met
Dex
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Dex
2
2
Drowsiness
Met
Dex
1
1
Mood Swings
Met
Dex
1
1
Tachycardia
Met
Dex
1
0
Psychosis
Met
Dex
1
0
Cataract
Met
Dex
1
0
Impotence
Met
Dex
1
0
UTI
Met
Dex
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 Dexamethasone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Methylprednisolone 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, Oral Drops, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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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
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, 24 mg, 32 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Dexamethasone , Dexamethasone Sod Phosphate
Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, Methylprednisolone; micronized
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dexamethasone and Methylprednisolone: 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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