What is Methylprednisolone Dose Pack?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone Dose Pack is primarily used as an anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressant agent in the treatment of a variety of diseases including those of hematologic, allergic, inflammatory, neoplastic, and autoimmune origin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 6 7
Multiple sclerosis 6 7
Inflammation 5 2
Headaches 3 3
Vertigo 3 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 12
Mild 26
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 2
Difficulty sleeping through night 2
Fatigue 2
Metallic taste in mouth 2
Weight gain 2
Acid reflux 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

Dosage Patients
4 mg daily 2
4 mg three times daily 1
4mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 59
Doctor's advice 8
Did not seem to work 4
Personal research 3
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 47
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 55
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 5
< $25 34
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisolone (Panafcortelone) 1

Patients stopped taking Methylprednisolone Dose Pack and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone Dose Pack

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 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

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
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