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Review: could Solu-medrol cause Brain injury (Head injury)?

Summary: Brain injury is found among people who take Solu-medrol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 14,754 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 122 have Brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain injury and more.

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Solu-medrol

Solu-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is often used in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from 14,807 Solu-medrol users)

Brain injury

Brain injury has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 38,340 Brain injury patients)

On Feb, 8, 2015: 14,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol. Among them, 122 people (0.83%) have Brain Injury.

Trend of Brain injury in Solu-medrol reports

Time on Solu-medrol when people have Brain injury * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain injury26.67%0.00%0.00%73.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Brain injury when taking Solu-medrol * :

FemaleMale
Brain injury69.57%30.43%

Age of people who have Brain injury when taking Solu-medrol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain injury0.00%3.94%0.00%9.45%4.72%25.98%21.26%34.65%

Severity of Brain injury when taking Solu-medrol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Brain injury ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (41 people, 33.61%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (19 people, 15.57%)
  3. Anxiety (19 people, 15.57%)
  4. Pain in jaw (19 people, 15.57%)
  5. Pain (15 people, 12.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (44 people, 36.07%)
  2. Lasix (36 people, 29.51%)
  3. Nexium (35 people, 28.69%)
  4. Zofran (34 people, 27.87%)
  5. Protonix (33 people, 27.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Adding low dose [25 mg] of quetiapine fuarate to bupropion hcl sr 12 hr [150 mg], cymbalta [60 mg] & gabapentin [300 mg] for sleep aid.
    rear ended three years ago resulting in nerve damage in back head and back neck. Placed on 2 each 300mg 3 times a day w/o much success. Follow-up with PT and "trigger point" infections to relax nexk muscles which allowed for effective PT. Later receive more long term botax injections. Later prescribed Cymbalta [60 mg] to assist with pain management in neck and head.



    Dr suspects pain management dug relapse [other than above] and am now in pain management drug withdrawal. Resulted in sever sleep problem and low dose [25mg] Quetiapine Fumarate as a sleep aid.



    I am concerned with drug interaction between Bupropion Hcl Sr 24 hour, Gabapentin, Cymbalta and low dose Quetiapine Fumarate

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