User Reviews for Medrol Dosepak
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|Asthma, acute||1 review||162 medications|
|Atopic Dermatitis||1 review||235 medications|
|Gout, Acute||1 review||84 medications|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||1 review||348 medications|
|Osteoarthritis||2 reviews||353 medications|
|Asthma||1 review||144 medications|
|Inflammatory Conditions||6 reviews||116 medications|
|Allergic Rhinitis||2 reviews||888 medications|
|Summary of Medrol Dosepak reviews||8.4||15 reviews|
Reviews for Medrol Dosepak
For Osteoarthritis "Took away the pain and improved my walking right away, first day, but gave me a terrible case of GERD. I could not sleep and decided to stop after that first day. Have not called my doctor yet because he was dismissive and fast. Want a new doctor."
Angel5425 (taken for less than 1 month) August 22, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "Took medrol dosepack like prescribed Side effects are a shock it gave me jitters and tremors . Made me feel like I was having a heart attack. Mild headaches and slight abdominal pain, Back pain . This medicine is a total crock It actually made the pain I had even worse with its own little twist, Gave my left arm chills and sweats very clammy. Plus there a possibility of withdrawals I'm 20 that's the last thing I need."
Chris stevens (taken for less than 1 month) June 23, 2017
22 users found this comment helpful.
For Allergic Rhinitis "Pros: day one I was able to breathe again and the drainage / stuffiness went away. Added bonus is some recurring acne on the back of my head went away. Cons: severe abdominal pain, sweating, and racing heart. I slept maybe 30 minutes that night."
Matthew Pgh 7 April 27, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Allergic Rhinitis "This medicine was prescribed to treat Allergic Rhinitis and I have had terrible leg spasms and leg pain. I have eaten potassium-rich foods and have stay led hydrated but the pain will no go away. I cannot sleep due to the leg pain. I will never take this medicine again unless it is for life saving measures."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "I use a Medrol Dosepak when my Ankylosing Spondylitis (spinal arthritis-not rheumatoid or osteoarthritis) is in a bad flare with painful, swollen joints. The side effect I always get for a couple of days is severe hip and lower back bone pain. But once that goes away the drug works wonders! That's why many of us call it "the drug with a double edged sword" It works amazingly but can have side effects for some people. I give it a high rating because it gives me back a much higher quality of life."
KickingAS January 4, 2016
45 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "Great for Lupus."
Sierradawnsmom October 19, 2014
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma, acute "This is my first line of defense when my allergy induced asthma is out of control. Rescue inhalers have not worked for me; I cannot pull the medicine into my lungs when I am constricted. By day 2 of the dosepak, I have significant relief and can usually go off of routine nebulized bronchodilators within 6 days. Unfortunately, my doctors do not like to prescribe steroids 3-4 times/year as needed even though I have shown them it works for me."
Kathy310 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 25, 2014
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "I had extreme fatigue with back pain, headache and nausea for 3-4 weeks. I couldn't sleep but was tired all the time. After 2-3 days taking the 6 day Dosepak I felt 80% better. I was still a little fatigued and my back still hurt some but I truly felt 80% better. I am starting day 4 tomorrow and hope to continue on this path as life has been absolutely miserable the last few weeks."
pain & fatigue (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2013
98 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "The first day/night was when I was the most jittery. The only side effects I got were jitters, slight headache, moodiness, and some dry skin. They get better as the days go on. My back pain has totally disappeared."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2012
77 users found this comment helpful.
For Inflammatory Conditions "The product is an effective bullet as I tend to get pneumonia bi-annually due to a compromised immune system (Lupus). I have been diagnosed with Osteo-necrosis caused by the steroid usage. In addition, it tends to make me extremely jittery and anxious, extraordinarily dizzy, unable to focus, nauseous, and to have blurred vision. (These might be an allergic reaction to the product, but am unsure). It HAS saved me many a trip for an extensive stay in the hospital and feel comfortable stating that while I have multiple side effects, the benefit most certainly outweighs them. "
Michele527 March 30, 2012
62 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I've been prescribed Medrol Dosepak on two occasions over the last 10 years. Each time I experienced relief from the pain and swelling within a few days. I did not experience any side effects."
Anonymous February 16, 2010
78 users found this comment helpful.
For Gout, Acute "Pain disappears almost immediately after the first dose."
Anonymous January 9, 2010
55 users found this comment helpful.
For Osteoarthritis "Truly a quality of life improver. I can't thank my doctor enough for giving me this prescription when I have debilitating flare ups. Just have to rest and not over exert your joints when on this medicine. Let the swelling subside before returning to normal activities. For me, 2-3 days, and I feel great."
pen123 August 15, 2009
68 users found this comment helpful.
For Atopic Dermatitis "The Dosepak worked very well for me. After about the 3rd day, the swelling and itching had reduced considerably."
Anonymous June 27, 2009
53 users found this comment helpful.
For Asthma "Works effectively"
medrol March 5, 2009
22 users found this comment helpful.
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