111 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

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Mar 30, 2016 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Generalized weakness (asthenia), Increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: 3 days of infusions for MS hugs and numbness.  Last infusion was April 1, 2016. Numbness already improved.  Weak and tired. Very hungry. 

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was 3 days of IV infusion for "hug" spasms that didn't respond to medication. It did help, gradually but I felt awful by the 3rd treatment and it was difficult to work full time while undergoing this treatment.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cervical dystonia (torticollis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Eat while taking. Just don't eat too much.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2015 (Started Oct 13, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2015 (Started Oct 08, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness in neck)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2015 (Started Sep 17, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2015 (Started Mar 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Happiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So, I had to be taken to the local infusion center every day around noon (1.5 miles). I had them give me a new iv each time so as to not deal with anything outside of the hospital. It was a relatively pleasant experience. The first infusion caused me to become slightly more more upbeat than is typical for a short time. You know, the feeling when you are just a little bit high. I should also note that it cause surprisingly high blood sugar levels for several hours after each infusion, but the doctors never noticed since the only ran tests before each infusion. Also it cost $3300, but I had already met my deductible so it was free.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Dec 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Flu virus (influenza))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Four times daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 7, 2014 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Burning Pain, Metallic taste in mouth, Muscle and joint pain, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: Burning Pain, Metallic taste in mouth, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue, Muscle and joint pain

Apr 24, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Metallic taste in mouth, Muscle and joint pain, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: Burning Pain, Metallic taste in mouth, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue, Muscle and joint pain

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Metallic taste in mouth, Muscle and joint pain, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: Burning Pain, Metallic taste in mouth, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue, Muscle and joint pain

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Metallic taste in mouth, Muscle and joint pain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Not pleasant while taking it but it definately helped with my MS flare up. Side effects were pain, metallic taste in mouth, fatigue, and after treatment I had skin pain for a few days.
Side effects: Burning Pain, Metallic taste in mouth, Burning sensation in skin, Fatigue, Muscle and joint pain

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 17, 2014 (Started Dec 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tendinitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pneumonia with pleurisy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 7, 2014 (Started Dec 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 3, 2014 (Started Dec 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take it
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2014 (Started Jun 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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