Medrol vs Prednisone

Medrol
(Rx)
Prednisone
(Rx)
Medrol is a steroid.
Prednisone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Swelling
2.8
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Swelling
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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October 24, 1957
January 17, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
24,331 Discussions
570,559 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Swelling
#2 for RA
#3 for Rash
#4 for Lupus
#5 for Asthma
Medrol is prescribed for Swelling, RA, Rash, Lupus and Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Swelling
#6 for Lupus
#7 for Asthma
#8 for Infection
#10 for Rash
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Itching
#13 for Joint Pain
#14 for Cancer
#16 for Hives
#17 for Acne
Prednisone is prescribed for RA, Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Swelling, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Asthma, Infection, Rash, Headaches, Itching, Joint Pain, Shortness of Breath, Hives and Acne and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Med
Weight Gain
4
High Blood Pressure
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
OHSS
1
Mood Swings
1
Impotence
1
Restlessness
1
Feeling Hyper
1
Cataract
1
Tachycardia
1
Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cataract
1
Bone Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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Medrol
Med
Prednisone
Pre
Weight Gain
Med
Pre
4
9
High Blood Pressure
Med
Pre
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Med
Pre
1
2
OHSS
Med
Pre
1
0
Mood Swings
Med
Pre
1
1
Impotence
Med
Pre
1
0
Restlessness
Med
Pre
1
0
Feeling Hyper
Med
Pre
1
0
Cataract
Med
Pre
1
1
Tachycardia
Med
Pre
1
0
Weight Gain
Pre
Med
9
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Med
2
1
Mood Swings
Pre
Med
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Med
1
1
Cataract
Pre
Med
1
1
Bone Loss
Pre
Med
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Med
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Med
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Med
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pre
Med
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 Medrol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, 24 mg, 32 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
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
Prednisone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Medrol and Prednisone: 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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