Compare Medrol vs. Fludrocortisone

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Medrol
(methylprednisolone)

fludrocortisone

Calms down your immune system. Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is corticosteroid available in many forms (oral, injectable) that's great for controlling the unwanted symptoms from your immune responses and will make you feel better. There are lots of side effects but most of are tolerable or can be managed.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 21 (4mg) tablets of medrol
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Best available price for 30 (0.1mg) tablets of fludrocortisone
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Reviews for Medrol
59%
of people (All ages) say Medrol is worth it
53%
say it works well
23%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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How it works
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Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that's similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Addisons Disease Adrenal Insufficiency Adrenogenital Disorder
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Duration of treatment
  • History of psychiatric conditions
  • Dose of Medrol (Methylprednisolone)
Detailed Medrol (methylprednisolone) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Price
    MedrolFludrocortisone
    • Useful in controlling immune responses that are causing you discomfort, and works quickly to relieve symptoms like swelling, rash, asthma attacks, gout attacks.
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    Food
    MedrolFludrocortisone
    • Take with food to decrease stomach upset.
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    Kidneys and liver
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    • Adrenal suppression leading to adrenal crisis can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Medrol (Methylprednisolone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your Medrol (Methylprednisolone) dose need to be done slowly over time. Talk to your doctor before you make any changes or stop the medication.
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    Upsides and benefits
    MedrolFludrocortisone
    • Steroid magic, can help you feel better, have more energy and get more appetite.
    • Useful in controlling immune responses that are causing you discomfort, and works quickly to relieve symptoms like swelling, rash, asthma attacks, gout attacks.
    • Useful in suppressing the immune system from causing your body harm, like many autoimmune related conditions.
    • Available in many different forms, including injection, that will expose the rest of your body less of the medicine.
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    Downsides and risks
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    • Lots of side effects, especially with long term use.
    • Short-term use can cause mood changes, trouble sleeping and increase in blood pressure, blood sugar, and possible water retention.
    • Long-term use can cause problems with skin, bone, eye health and put you at a higher risk for infections.
    • People with certain conditions will have to pay extra attention to their symptoms or may have to adjust the dose of other medicines when taking Medrol.
    • When using corticosteroids for more than 1 week, you will need to work with a doctor to get off the medicine slowly.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • The dose and duration on how long you need the medicine depends on your condition and response.
    • Take it exactly as your doctor prescribed.
    • Take with food to decrease stomach upset.
    • Can cause trouble sleeping. Take in the morning or 2-3 hours before bed if more than one dose is needed.
    • Can cause changes in mood, blood pressure, blood sugar, and water retention.
    • You should check your blood pressure and blood sugar when taking this medicine if you already have high blood pressure or diabetes.
    • A taper is often needed to stop the medicine, especially if you've been on it for more than 1 week.
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