Methylprednisolone - Dosage - Side Effects - Interactions - Warnings
- A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
- A - Z: Corticosteroids
- A - Z: Drug Costs
- Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
- Joint Pain
- Pain Relief
- Steroid Injections / Shots
Medrol Dosepack (Medrol Dosepak) - What You Need to Know
Medrol can be given in a tapering dose over a 6-day period, packaged and sold conveniently as a Medrol dosepack (dosepak).
Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids)
Corticosteroids are powerful drugs which can improve arthritis. Long-term use or high doses can be associated with serious side effects.
The Facts Of Corticosteroids: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
The potent effect of corticosteroids can result in serious side effects. The list of potential side effects is a long one.
The Prednisone Quiz - True or False?
Prednisone is a potent medication which is used to treat many inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to know the proper use of the drug and be aware of the potential serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you have questions. How much do you know about prednisone? Take the quiz.
Does Prednisone Tapering Minimize Withdrawal?
Steroid withdrawal symptoms can be avoided if prednisone doses are tapered.
Methylprednisolone - Medrol Overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of the corticosteroid Methylprednisolone. Brand name drugs which contain methylprednisolone include: Medrol, Meprolone, Medrol Dose Pack, Medrol Dose Pak, Medrol Dosepak, Solu Medrol, and Depo Medrol.
What You Need to Know About Steroid Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. Glucocorticoids (steroids) are the most common cause of drug-induced osteoporosis.
What's The Difference Between Anabolic Steroids And Corticosteroids?
The term steroids is often misunderstood. Corticosteroids (a class of drugs used to treat arthritis and many other conditions) are often just called "steroids". So what's in a name? Confusion results when they are mistaken for anabolic steroids (drugs used by athletes to boost strength and enhance physical performance). What is the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids?
Cushings syndrome - exogenous
Exogenous Cushing's syndrome is a form of Cushing's syndrome caused by administration of glucocorticoids (also called corticosteroids) hormones, such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone. (Illustration)
Exogenous adrenal insufficiency (drug-induced adrenal insufficiency)
Steroids such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone are similar to hormones produced by the adrenal glands and are used to treat arthritis. If steroids are stopped or decreased too quickly, the adrenal glands cannot begin making their own hormones again fast enough and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency result.