... told me it was a generic methaphinamine. Do they really give this medicine to help drug addicts come down? What are the ingredients in this medication?
Methamphetamine hydrochloride is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used for short-term obesity treatment.
Methylprednisolone is not a generic of Methamphetamine and its meant to treat the following conditions:
1. Endocrine Disorders
Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency (hydrocortisone or cortisone is the first choice; synthetic analogs may be used in conjunction with mineralocorticoids where applicable; in infancy mineralocorticoid supplementation is of particular importance).
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Hypercalcemia associated with cancer
2. Rheumatic Disorders
As adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in: Rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (selected cases may require low-dose maintenance therapy); Ankylosing spondylitis; Acute and subacute bursitis
Synovitis of osteoarthritis; Acute nonspecific tenosynovitis; Post-traumatic osteoarthritis; Psoriatic arthritis; Epicondylitis; Acute gouty arthritis
3. Collagen Diseases
During an exacerbation or as maintenance therapy in selected cases of:
Systemic lupus erythematosus; Systemic dermatomyositis (polymyositis);
Acute rheumatic carditis
4. Dermatologic Diseases
Bullous dermatitis herpetiformis; Severe erythema multiforme; (Stevens-Johnson syndrome); Severe seborrheic dermatitis; Exfoliative dermatitis;
Mycosis fungoides; Pemphigus; Severe psoriasis
5. Allergic States
Control of severe or incapacitating allergic conditions intractable to adequate trials of conventional treatment: Seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis; Drug hypersensitivity reactions; Serum sickness; Contact dermatitis
Bronchial asthma; Atopic dermatitis
6. Ophthalmic Diseases
Severe acute and chronic allergic and inflammatory processes involving the eye and its adnexa such as: Allergic corneal marginal ulcers; Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Anterior segment inflammation; Diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis; Sympathetic ophthalmia; Keratitis; Optic neuritis; Allergic conjunctivitis; Chorioretinitis; Iritis and iridocyclitis
7. Respiratory Diseases
Symptomatic sarcoidosis; Berylliosis; Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means; Fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy; Aspiration pneumonitis
8. Hematologic Disorders
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults; Secondary thrombocytopenia in adults; Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia;
Erythroblastopenia (RBC anemia); Congenital (erythroid) hypoplastic anemia
9. Neoplastic Diseases
For palliative management of: Leukemias and lymphomas in adults; Acute leukemia of childhood
10. Edematous States
To induce a diuresis or remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome, without uremia, of the idiopathic type or that due to lupus erythematosus.
11. Gastrointestinal Diseases
To tide the patient over a critical period of the disease in: Ulcerative colitis;
12. Nervous System
Acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis
Tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy.
Trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement.
However, please also check it with a doc/pharmacist who would have prescribed the meds.
Take care, be well, best wishes!
I am not sure where you cousin got their information from but Rajive is absolutely correct. Methamphetamine and methylprednisolone are completely different. Methylprednisolone is a glucocortical steroid. I believe your cousin may have his or her drugs mixed up.
No, different drugs.
- Methylprednisolone Information for Consumers
- Methylprednisolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methylprednisolone (detailed)
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