METHYLPREDNISOLONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Allergic Rhinitis: “Developed a bad cold and went urgent care. The Urgent Care NP prescribed Amoxicillin & teslon perles for me. Teslon perles worked great to quiet my cough at night, but 7 days after going to Urgent Care, I had to go back because I felt worse: horrible sinus headache, sinus/cheek pain, nasal passages horribly swollen, and blowing my nose constantly. Went back to Urgent Care and the NP RXd a stronger antibiotic & a Medrol dose pak for me. I took all 6 pills of day one of the pak, and after a 5 hr nap, my sinus headache was gone & the pressure in my cheeks was greatly reduced–all by the end of day one on the pak. By the end of my second day on the pak, I felt better & my sinus symptoms were greatly reduced. Medrol dose pak has always worked very well for me. (Plus, it always makes my arthritis feel better!) Con of Med dose pak? As I am weaning off of it, my torso will feel sun burned, sore, & sensitive to touch …but I am willing to go through this side effect to get rid of a painful sinus infection.”

Rachelle February 25, 2018

Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone) for Osteoarthritis: “I ended up with arachnoiditis after a Epidural spinal injection(ESI). This is NOT FDA approved for the back but your PM doc won’t tell you this. It ruined my life!”

K. James February 2, 2018

MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack (methylprednisolone) for Osteoarthritis: “Was given this dosePack for back pain after a fall by the orthopedic dr at Urgent Care and was told that ” I wouldn’t need any other pain Meds”…,had been taking ibuprofen and Tylenol…This medicine was worthless! After 3 days I have an appt with my PCP…”

Hoyhoy January 22, 2018

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Have taken the one week dosepak a few times over the last few years for sharp lower back pain. I have never had any side effects of any kind. This medication eliminates 90% of pain within two days and is completely gone by day 4. I call them miracle pills!”

Tobin M January 11, 2018

For Inflammatory Conditions: “This stuff worked awesome for me. Bum shoulders, I could barely wash my opposite armpit or put on a shirt. Couldn’t pick up a gallon of milk. Within 48 hours after starting the dose pack, the pain was 90% gone. A few weeks later pain came back worse than ever. So today I started another dose pack. Within two hours pain was again almost gone.”

Wow! (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2018

For Asthma, acute: “I was prescribed a six day dose pack for my respiratory infection and while it did it’s job with my lungs – the knee pain (diagnosed as arthritis – prescribed Duexis) I’ve been having for almost a year disappeared. I can run up and down the steps without issue now whereas before I’ve slowly worked back up to a regular walk but very slow when ascending or descending. I’m asking my doctor about this long term because I feel like I’ve got my life back.”

hester3384 January 8, 2018

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