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MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack User Reviews & Ratings

MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 45 reviews on Drugs.com. 80% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 11% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack

  • Maney
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 2, 2020

For Inflammatory Conditions "If I could give this drug negative stars, I would. I had the worst insomnia and loss of appetite for 2 weeks. I slept maybe 1-3 hours a night. I could not eat; I had to force myself. The heart palpitations and racing heart rate lasted MONTHS and were unbearable. I had burning sensations in my head, chest, and other parts of my body for months. I was red for months. I became paranoid. I had never felt this way before in my life. This is truly a terrible drug for me. Doctors dismissed it as being due to the pandemic we are currently going through, but I knew that wasn't it. I diagnosed myself through research and found many others who have gone through the same thing as I did. I feel doctors need to be more educated about the terrible side effects of this drug, and they need to make patients aware. This drug ruined my life for a long time."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 21, 2012

For Inflammatory Conditions "I have three herniated discs in the lower back and a pinched nerve which left me unable to do things for myself. Even standing and walking was impossible. Within hours, it helped with the pain, and in a couple of days, I can walk again."

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  • Theju...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 22, 2020

For Inflammatory Conditions "Hi, I was prescribed this medication for a suspected pinched nerve(s) in my back. I was suffering enough symptoms to send me to the ER. I am only on day 2 of 6, and although I feel a bit amped up, my symptoms have already gotten better. I will cross my fingers that this does the trick. I'm thankful it's only a 6-day course."

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  • The...
  • December 10, 2019

For Gout, Acute "At 43, I started to get acute gout attacks in my feet and ankle. I ended up in the emergency room twice in 1 month when I started on Allopurinol. They gave me an injection of Toradol, and an hour or so later, the swelling was gone, and I was able to sleep and function. Attacks continued for months and lasted at least a week. Indomethacin, Colchicine, & Naproxen have ZERO impact on the reduction of the inflammation. Last night, I decided I cannot take another $700 bill to the ER and did a Teladoc session covered by insurance. The doc prescribed MethylPREDNISolone, and within 2 hours, I was able to get to sleep. This morning, I woke up after 6 hours of sleep feeling like my foot is 95% back to normal. I am planning on working out this afternoon. While this is great to be pain-free, it is not figuring out the root cause of the problem. I am looking at the gut biome in my research and believe after looking at many studies, I may have an imbalance in the helpful bacteria inside my body."

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  • Douglas
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 10, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions "After three days on this medication, I literally got my life and sanity back. My pain was not allowing me to stand, sit, lie, sleep... Not sure I can take long term, but great relief until my surgery date."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • August 28, 2012

For Gout, Acute "Works quickly to relieve pain. Rarely need full dosage to completely relieve pain. Have tried shots, indomethacin, Celebrex, Etodolac (severe reaction). This works best, have used for over 10 years now. Use only upon attack."

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  • Anonymous
  • May 31, 2016

For Inflammatory Conditions "2 years ago I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis likely caused by an allergic reaction to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. I had severe pain in wrist, shoulders, and gluteus. I am allergic to aspirin and all anti-inflammatory medications. My rheumatologist gave me an injection of methylprednisolone. Within 8 hours I was pain free. However, within a week or so the pain returned. I then started taking 10 mg daily which was very helpful for a year. I reduced my dosage to 4 mg every other day for about 10 months. I stopped taking May 5 2016. I still have wrist pain but bearable. I have had no apparent side effects during or after taking the drug. Note. An every other day dose is recommended in the PDR which I followed for the last year."

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  • chip
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 6, 2020

For Inflammatory Conditions "Got a bee sting so prescribed this. Day one of methylpredisolone and only have taking 4 of the six prescribed for day one. Every time I take the required dosage I experience heart palpitations that go away in a short time. Not comfortable with the reaction Will stop taking meds and have notified my PCP."

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  • Kathy
  • July 9, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions "I injured my hip that caused severe pain apparently hip bursitis. Narcotics didn’t help and either did Motrin. Doctor prescribes 4mg dose pack and I started feeling better that day. Wish I had this when I fractured my back."

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  • blue-...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 3, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions "I have pudendal nerve pain and methylprednisolone works amazingly for it. Best thing out there. A little jittery at first but manageable. I am very sensitive to so many meds and can barely take anything. This works so well. A god send. I was at my wits end when Doc let me have this. I was able to work without pain and feel like myself. Unlike other meds, that barely work and make you feel like you are on another planet"

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  • Tom...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 10, 2017

For Gout, Acute "My first experience with gout. Woke up with left foot pain, thought I got a spider bite while I slept. Quickly worsened where walking was very difficult. Called a foot and ankle specialist who got me in that day. He identified condition as gout prescribed MethylPREDNISolone Tablets 4mg dose pack. Instructed to take initial dose at once with my dinner meal. The pain, swelling, discomfort subsided quickly and by next morning little discomfort remained. Completed the course of medication over the six days but condition was resolved in two days. This medication worked very well for me."

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  • essie...
  • July 8, 2010

For Gout, Acute "I usually wait to take this drug in the hope that the gout pain will pass. I always regret not taking it right away. You feel relief in a couple of hours, and I have never had a side effect or stomach upset. For me, it works great. Sometimes though, the day after I take the last pill, my toe knuckle swells up again. I wait again to restart the dose."

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  • Kelly
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 21, 2019

For Osteoarthritis "Been on med for only 3 days and there is a noticeable decrease in the amount of pain and swelling I had prior to taking this med. I could barely walk after having an arthritic flare up in my knee. By the second day of taking this med, the pain decreased greatly and I was able to walk. I still had some pain, but not nearly as bad as it was. I still have 3 days to go. I'm hoping for even better news!"

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  • Allergy...
  • June 14, 2008

For Allergic Rhinitis "This medication seems to help when I am having an extreme allergy attack. My doctor prescribed this to help with a bad sinus infection I had, and it worked well. I was feeling much better after the first day of pills."

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  • blue-...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 28, 2019

For Neuralgia "I have taken this medicine twice in my life. 5 years ago for Bursitis in my hip. Worked like a charm. Pain and misery gone! It takes a day or 2 to get used to medicine. I have a very sensitive system and can't take a lot of pills. Now 5 years later, taking it for pudendal nerve pain and its working on that. I'm on day 5. Doctors have tried me on Amitriptyline, Gabapentin, and then asked me to try Lyrica and Cymbalta. I asked my Uro-Gyne to try this med and she said it wouldn't help me. So I asked pain management Doctor to try this and he said "NO one has given you this yet?" Acting shocked and then wrote script immediately. Amitriptyline made me feel like I was having a full blown heart attack, so that was a no go after 1 pill. Gabapentin puts you on planet Pluto and just feels like a band aid thats not actually trying to heal at all. Said NO way to Lyrica and Cymbalta. I think methylprednisolone has been a god send. Really helping nerve/inflammation and still feeling like myself."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 8, 2012

For Inflammatory Conditions "I had not been stung by a wasp in 28 years and then within a week got stung twice. The first time I did not go to the doctor for 24 hours and got a cortisone shot and had a lot of swelling, itching and burning. 6 days later got stung again and this time my hand swelled and burned and I went to doctor right away. I got 6 day dose pack and was instructed to take the first day dose all at once then follow instructions for remaining 5 days. About an hour after taking medication the itching, burning quit and by morning there was no swelling or pain. Now I have to keep an Epipen with me."

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  • Mdeni...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 4, 2017

For Inflammatory Conditions "To address knee pain, my doctor prescribed several rounds of physical therapy. The last physical therapist seemed to get to the root cause of the pain and after showing siginificant improvement I was discharged. Two weeks later, my knee was too swollen to move. I went to urgent care and there was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. The doc prescribed this dosepack and after day 1, I thought it was a miracle drug. The pain was gone. The swelling was gone. However, by day two or three I was bloated. By day five, hints of pain were returning. The day after my last dose, the knee pain fully returned. The relief was great but short lived."

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  • Kaustin
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 7, 2016

For Inflammatory Conditions "Have had surgery on my shoulder twice and my neck all over 11-12 months been dealing with pain about 2 -5 yrs before getting worst up till surgery and then after I go to PT for 6 months after each surgery and each time the pain comes back as bad as before was put on dose pac and it has helped twice pain management Doctor doesn't want to put me on a daily dose. Up till not pain meds really don't help at all Tylenol #3 helps a little. My pain has gotten to the point left neck ,shoulder and left arm the pain is to the point it takes my breath away (take me to my knees) muscle spasms in my neck till no end. Took the dose pack seemed to help was able to get out of the house only lasted about 5 days."

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  • Big...
  • February 24, 2021

For Gout, Acute "Fantastic. After the first three doses of the first day of six pills I could tell pain has subsided. After 24 hours and six pills from the first day waking up it was about 80% better less pain, inflammation, and redness had gone down immensely. If it worked that good on the first day the next five days it should be completely gone very soon. I would certainly recommend this skip this a 10 out of 10"

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  • Berna
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 7, 2018

For Inflammatory Conditions "The first day, I didn't sleep well. On day two, I started to have a lot less pain in my leg and foot. Today is day four, and happy to say that the meds have given me lots of relief! This is much more convenient than getting pain injections, although I'm not sure how often I can take them, yet & not sure how long the effects will last. If you have chronic pain, I highly recommend this medication."

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  • Cant...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • June 18, 2020

For Asthma "If you have any breathing issues, this could save your life I promise! Miracle drug and not a narcotic so idk why they don't prescribe it when its desperately needed. I will say be cautious of side effects short term-jittery long term- bloating but for a life without oxygen is worth it. LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE, GIVE IT A COUPLE DAYS"

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  • Schnanc
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 26, 2017

For Inflammatory Conditions "Taken twice over the last 7 weeks post-knee replacement surgery. After 6 weeks back at work at a desk for 8 hours, my good leg, lower back hurt so bad, and my replaced knee had pain and swelling from the knee to my foot. Works immediately! Worked the entire time I was on it for 6 days. Then, pain returns. Can't take long term, so I'm not sure how to relief it any other way. OT said exercise but I can hardly stand up straight much less work out."

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  • Anonymous
  • July 8, 2012

"I was prescribed this to go along with an antibiotic for a bad case of bronchitis and the beginning of a sinus infection. It made it much easier to breathe and made my flu-like body aches go away within a day of taking it! I felt so much better! As for side effects, I suffer from panic disorder, and taking this medication did make the physical symptoms of that intermittantly worse. I experienced shortness of breath, a few heart palpitations, and felt jittery after taking each pill. As long as I took a small amount of my anxiety medication, I was fine. One very unexpected side effect was a striking increase in my libido. I normally have a very low sex drive. I felt like I was a teenager while on this. I wish I could take this everyday."

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  • Jessy...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 20, 2023

For Inflammatory Conditions "Suffered with back pain for years from a car accident. Recently, pain in my lower back and hips became so severe I couldn't do normal things (mopping, bending, etc.) without crippling pain. Woke up every day already in pain. Finally asked my doctor about it and she suggested this. Wasn't very happy as I have used prednisone in the past and hated steroids. Apparently, this works differently. Felt relief after my first dose, and on the 2nd day, woke up in shock because the pain wasn't there. I'm 44 and felt 64 while raising 2 10-year-olds, working, etc. By the end of my shift at work before this, I was in so much pain I didn't want to move. By day 6, the last day of my pack with just one pill, I was worried the pain would return, but my doctor set it up where I started meloxicam the day after I finished my pack, so I took that today. So far so good! Very pleased. Only headache and thirst as side effects."

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  • Mamab...
  • January 28, 2017

For Inflammatory Conditions "I had a small cut under my left eye around my birthday (Dec 10th) which then progressed into a full blown swollen eye, it was so bad that I was up all night crying. And not mostly because people stared at me, or didn't want to get "infected" by being too close. My initial diagnosis was celulitis and that was an infection so I was not prescribed this medication yet. It kept getting worse, and soon spread to the other eye. I went to the Ophthalmologist and me gave me a steroidal eye cream after re-diagosing me with Contact dermatitis. It was hell for 3 full weeks. I went back to the doctor, this is now going on 2 months. She gave me this medication and in 1 day I could notice a difference. BUT the pills taste AWFUL like chewing aspirin."

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