Review: could Solu-medrol cause Drug Withdrawal Syndrome?


Summary

Drug withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Solu-Medrol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 15,719 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Solu-medrol

Solu-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Solu-medrol 15,836 users)

Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation) has been reported by people with pain, agitation, insomnia, stress and anxiety, drug dependence (latest reports from 36,553 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

15,719 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 31 people (0.2%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Solu-medrol cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Solu-medrol when people have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • female: 90.32 %
  • male: 9.68 %

Age of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.64 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 54.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people)
  • Nausea (2 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (1 person)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (1 person)
  • Pain Management (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (19 people)
  • Albuterol (15 people)
  • Neurontin (12 people)
  • Ativan (12 people)
  • Prevacid (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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