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Methylprednisolone vs Prednisone, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 49

This is personalized comparison of Methylprednisolone vs Prednisone for a male aged 49. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Methylprednisolone (latest outcomes from 5,856 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone. It is often used in inflammation.

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 5,890 male patients aged 44 who take the same drugs are studied in Methylprednisolone vs Prednisone

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male44poison ivy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methylprednisolone methylprednisoloneCadista Pharms
Prednisone prednisoneAm Therap

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 44 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methylprednisolone (Cadista Pharms)Prednisone (Am Therap)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Weight DecreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Back PainAsthenia (weakness)
Condition AggravatedHeadache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Back Pain
Anaemia (lack of blood)Arthralgia (joint pain)
PainChest Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methylprednisolone (Cadista Pharms)Prednisone (Am Therap)
Bursitis Infective (the bursa can become infected, this is called infected bursitis)Cytomegalovirus Infection
Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)Depression
Muscular Dystrophy (progressive weakness and degeneration of the muscle)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)
Suicidal Ideation
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Abdominal Pain
Anxiety
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Loss Of Consciousness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methylprednisolone0.00%35.71%21.43%35.71%7.14%
Prednisone3.70%23.46%34.57%28.40%9.88%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone) is often used to treat inflammation. Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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