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methylpred probs

I woke up and had hives and was really itchy and I went to the er and was given a shot of methylpred and an epipen and the dr said she didn't know what caused it and prescribed methylpred for me to take starting in the morning. my parents didn't get i...
by Garrett in California , 02/09/2015

Missing Prescribed Pills On First day

On the first day of taking the methylprednisolone I fell asleep and failed to take the two pills before bedtime, therefore I took only 4 and not the 6 pills that was prescribed.. Most of the information on the internet said to take the number of pills...
by Harold Edrich in Huntington, N.Y. , 06/20/2014

Effects on the body and rash from allergic reaction

I was given Methylprednisolone to a rash that was caused by some reaction to food. The rash is itchy and like hives. how long will it take before I see results while using the medication? I was only given about 4mg, and just 21 pills. Thanks for yo...
by Velda B in apopka, fl, 01/15/2006


This is my first day taking this medication for itchy rash over most of my body. I am concerned as suddenly I feel pain in both of my legs. is this a side effect. My other medications currently are Vicodin for pain, zoloft for depression, atavan for a...
by EVELYN WATSON in BANGOR, ME., 02/22/2007

METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Methylprednisolone (meth-il-pred-NIS-oh-lone) Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. May also be used to lessen some symptoms of cancer. This medicine is a steroid.

When To Not Use METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to methylprednisolone or if you have a fungal infection.

How Should You Use METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. If you are using this medicine for an ongoing illness, your dose may need to be changed occasionally. Some people take this medicine only every other day, which helps to decrease side effects.
  • Take your medicine in the morning, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using aspirin, cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), phenobarbital (Luminol®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), troleandomycin (TAO®), high-dose aspirin, a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), or diabetes medicine (insulin or oral medicine such as Avandia®, Glucophage®).
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving methylprednisolone. Vaccines may not work as well while you are using this medicine.

METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, tuberculosis, Strongyloides (threadworm) infection, thyroid problems, liver disease, mental or emotional problems, eye disease (especially herpes), stomach or digestive problems, osteoporosis, or myasthenia gravis.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • Avoid people who are sick or have infections, because you may get sick more easily. If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any events causing unusual stress or anxiety in your life. Your dose of this medicine may need to be changed.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.

METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Headache, eye pain, or trouble seeing
  • Increased urination or thirst
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Seizures, dizziness
  • Stomach problems, stomach pain, bloody or black stools
  • Sudden pain, swelling, or loss of movement in the lower leg
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet, rapid weight gain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mood changes, trouble sleeping, unusual behavior
  • Weight gain, increased hair growth, roundness of the face, thinning skin

METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


John, Birmingham,AL - 05/01/2012

Was told to use with to help my torn rotor cup with a cortisone shot. The medication did nothing extra to reduce pain.

Side effects were mood swings and insomnia.

For me it just didn't work.


Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****


kishore, macomb,mi - 10/05/2010

I took the 6-pack variety of this medication and it didn't take long for me to see results. In less than two days, everything was back to normal. My tonsils were not swollen at all. There were side effects, however, which included heavy sweating, increased urination, and insomnia. These side effects were more annoying than painful, therefore, I would recommend this medication.


Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


mike, Houston, Tx - 08/13/2010

Let me preface the following with this statement: for me, this drug is worth taking. Now, let's get to the negatives. There are many of them. Ever since beginning to take this medication, I have put on weight, I have been diagnosed as diabetic, I have experienced severe mood swings, my hair has fallen out, and my blood pressure has been too high. There are other negatives as well, but I'd rather not discuss them here. All I can say is that if you're considering taking this medication, it better be necessary. For me, it has been a life and death situation. That is why this drug is so important to me. I suffer from severe allergic reactions, and without this medication, I would have no chance. There are costs, but I guess that's life.