Review: could Methylprednisolone cause Drug Addiction?


Drug addiction is found among people who take Methylprednisolone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 21,976 people who have side effects while taking Methylprednisolone from FDA and social media. Among them, 74 have Drug addiction. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug addiction and more.

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>


Methylprednisolone has active ingredients of methylprednisolone. It is often used in inflammation. (latest outcomes from Methylprednisolone 23,990 users)

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, pain, depression, drug dependence (latest reports from 39,900 Drug addiction patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

21,976 people reported to have side effects when taking Methylprednisolone.
Among them, 74 people (0.34%) have Drug Addiction

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methylprednisolone cause Drug addiction?

Gender of people who have Drug Addiction when taking Methylprednisolone *:

  • female: 64.86 %
  • male: 35.14 %

Age of people who have Drug Addiction when taking Methylprednisolone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 36.84 %
  • 30-39: 12.28 %
  • 40-49: 42.11 %
  • 50-59: 7.02 %
  • 60+: 1.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (22 people, 29.73%)
  • Depression (14 people, 18.92%)
  • Contraception (6 people, 8.11%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 6.76%)
  • Anxiety (5 people, 6.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (41 people, 55.41%)
  • Levaquin (35 people, 47.30%)
  • Albuterol (26 people, 35.14%)
  • Ambien (23 people, 31.08%)
  • Prevacid (22 people, 29.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (38 people, 51.35%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (34 people, 45.95%)
  • Drug Dependence (33 people, 44.59%)
  • Pain (32 people, 43.24%)
  • Depression (25 people, 33.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Drug addiction when taking Methylprednisolone?

Browse all side effects of Methylprednisolone

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Drug addiction

Drug addiction

Could your condition cause Drug addiction

Drug addiction

Related studies

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Methylprednisolone, Drug addiction

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Methylprednisolone, Drug addiction

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.