Methylpred

Last Update May 2, 2016
Methylpred is a steroid.
Uses: Methylpred is prescribed for Itching, Swelling, RA, Autoimmune Disease, Rash, Lupus, Spasms, MS, Psoriasis and Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
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Positive 47 "I was prescibed Methylpred 4MG Pak to help reduce swelling in my sinuses. It's worked pretty well. The only side effect I have is when I have to take 2 of the pills at one time I... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 36 "Aleve worked but gave me gastritis and edema after a few days, but I still take it from time to time to get through rough patches. ...Methylpred worked miracles for me, but it ...Humira has been a godsend.... "Read more negative discussions
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Other names: Medrol, Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Acetate, Medrol Dosepak, Methylpred
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Facts about Methylpred

C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Methylpred during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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How do I obtain Methylpred?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Methylpred?
Injection, Pill
What dosages are available?
40 mg/mL Suspension, 80 mg/mL Suspension, 4 mg Tablet
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate
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