Methylprednisolone vs Prednisolone

Methylprednisolone
(Rx)
Prednisolone
(Rx)
Methylprednisolone is a steroid.
Prednisolone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for RA
1.7
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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February 15, 1980
January 17, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
8,360 Discussions
51,735 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for RA
#6 for Lupus
Prednisolone is prescribed for Asthma, RA, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Lupus and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Met
Weight Gain
6
High Blood Pressure
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Drowsiness
1
Mood Swings
1
Tachycardia
1
Psychosis
1
Cataract
1
Impotence
1
UTI
1
Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
2
Cataract
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Stomach Problems
1
Polymyalgia
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
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Prednisolone
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Weight Gain
Met
Pre
6
9
High Blood Pressure
Met
Pre
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Pre
2
2
Drowsiness
Met
Pre
1
0
Mood Swings
Met
Pre
1
2
Tachycardia
Met
Pre
1
0
Psychosis
Met
Pre
1
0
Cataract
Met
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1
1
Impotence
Met
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1
0
UTI
Met
Pre
1
0
Weight Gain
Pre
Met
9
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Met
2
2
Mood Swings
Pre
Met
2
1
Cataract
Pre
Met
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Met
1
2
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Met
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Met
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Met
1
0
Polymyalgia
Pre
Met
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Pre
Met
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 Methylprednisolone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Prednisolone 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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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, 24 mg, 32 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 5 mg (21 tabs), 5 mg (48 tabs)
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL, 15 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 25 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 , Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate , Methylprednisolone; micronized
Prednisolone, Prednisolone Sod Phosphate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Methylprednisolone and Prednisolone: 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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