Common Medrol Side Effects


The most commonly reported Medrol side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (22)
Vomiting (21)
Pyrexia (20)
Pneumonia (18)
Malaise (17)
Hypertension (16)
Pain (16)
Diabetes Mellitus (16)
Asthenia (15)
Erythema (14)
Anxiety (14)
Myalgia (14)
Diarrhoea (14)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (13)
Dizziness (13)
Gait Disturbance (13)
Oedema Peripheral (13)
Myocardial Infarction (12)
Hyperglycaemia (12)
Osteonecrosis (11)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Medrol Side Effects Reported to FDA



Medrol Side Effect Report#9983356
Anaphylactic Reaction
This is a report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lidocaine Hcl (Unk)
  • Xolair (Unk)
  • Avelox (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anaphylactic Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in female patients, resulting in Anaphylactic Reaction side effect.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9981235
Tendon Rupture, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Tendon Rupture
This report suggests a potential Medrol Tendon Rupture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: osteitis and used Medrol (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Tendon Rupture, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Tendon RuptureAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Tendon Rupture, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9980967
Flushing
This Flushing problem was reported by a physician from US. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: FlushingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Flushing, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9972877
Feeling Abnormal
This Feeling Abnormal side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Feeling AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9935034
Off Label Use, Liver Disorder, Pancreatic Disorder
This is a report of a 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: sudden hearing loss, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: 36 Mg, Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Off Label Use, Liver Disorder, Pancreatic Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in male patients, resulting in Off Label Use side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9909571
Ileus
This report suggests a potential Medrol Ileus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 23-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Medrol (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: IleusAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ileus, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9888929
Osteonecrosis, Osteonecrosis
This Osteonecrosis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: post procedural swelling. On NS this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Osteonecrosis, OsteonecrosisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Osteonecrosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9860286
Empyema, Skin Atrophy, Chronic Sinusitis, Herpes Zoster
This Empyema side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: 4 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Allermist (Unk)
  • Antebate (Unk)
  • Eclaran (Unk)
  • Cellcept
  • Tacrolimus
.After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Empyema, Skin Atrophy, Chronic Sinusitis, Herpes ZosterThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9778968
Pancreatitis Acute, Abdominal Pain Upper
This is a report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: influenza,oral contraception, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: Unk, start time:
Feb 13, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pancreatitis Acute, Abdominal Pain Upper after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in female patients, resulting in Pancreatitis Acute side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9773162
Rash Maculo-papular, Aphthous Stomatitis, Genital Ulceration, Eyelid Oedema, Pyrexia, Eosinophil Percentage Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
This report suggests a potential Medrol Rash Maculo-papular side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 4-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from HR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Medrol (dosage: 64 Mg) starting
Oct 18, 2013. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Rash Maculo-papular, Aphthous Stomatitis, Genital Ulceration, Eyelid Oedema, Pyrexia, Eosinophil Percentage Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rash Maculo-papular, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9771095
Lung Abscess, Lung Infection Pseudomonal
This Lung Abscess problem was reported by a health professional from BE. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis. On 2010 this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: 4 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Methotrexate Sodium (15 Mg, Weekly)
  • Humira (40 Mg, 2x/month)
When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Lung Abscess, Lung Infection PseudomonalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Lung Abscess, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9761202
Chorioretinopathy, Vision Blurred
This Chorioretinopathy side effect was reported by a physician from DK. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis relapse,secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Aug 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexat
.After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Chorioretinopathy, Vision BlurredThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9684016
Conjunctival Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: 1 Df, 1x/day, start time:
Jan 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Cardirene (1 Df, 1x/day)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (Unk)
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Plaquenil (Unk)
  • Triatec (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Conjunctival Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in female patients, resulting in Conjunctival Haemorrhage side effect.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9681865
Weight Increased
This report suggests a potential Medrol Weight Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Medrol (dosage: 8 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Weight IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Weight Increased, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9665464
Erythema, Feeling Hot
This Erythema problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Toprol Xl (Unk)
  • Cymbalta (Unk)
  • Synthroid (Unk)
  • Crestor (Unk)
  • Imdur (Unk)
When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Erythema, Feeling HotAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Erythema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9646057
Cerebral Artery Embolism, Septic Embolus
This Cerebral Artery Embolism side effect was reported by a physician from IT. A 72-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: 12 Mg, Daily), which was initiated on
Aug 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Roactemra (8 Mg/kg, Monthly)
  • Reumaflex (10 Mg, Weekly)
.After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cerebral Artery Embolism, Septic EmbolusThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9645341
Thyroid Cancer
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: 2 Mg/day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Neoral (70 Mg/day)
  • Certican (0.5 Mg/day)
  • Cellcept (1000 Mg/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thyroid Cancer after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in male patients, resulting in Thyroid Cancer side effect.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9636437
Pain
This report suggests a potential Medrol Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma,rheumatoid arthritis and used Medrol (dosage: 4 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pain, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9636387
Epidermal Necrosis, Erythema
This Epidermal Necrosis problem was reported by a physician from IT. A 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis,diabetes mellitus,convulsion. On
Sep 23, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Zuglimet (Unk)
  • Gardenale (Unk)
When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Epidermal Necrosis, ErythemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Epidermal Necrosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9616201
Herpes Zoster, Purpura
This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 72-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: 4 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on 201210. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluitran (Unk)
  • Acecol (Unk)
  • Metolate (Unk)
.After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Herpes Zoster, PurpuraThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9614593
Asthenia, Loss Of Consciousness, Head Injury, Limb Injury, Joint Injury, Fracture
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: arthralgia,pain in extremity, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: 4 Mg Dose Pk 21 Tabs/ 6 Days, start time:
Sep 04, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthenia, Loss Of Consciousness, Head Injury, Limb Injury, Joint Injury, Fracture after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthenia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9575128
Sepsis, Subcutaneous Abscess, Hypocalcaemia
This report suggests a potential Medrol Sepsis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Medrol (dosage: Unk) starting
Apr 25, 2013. After starting Medrol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sepsis, Subcutaneous Abscess, HypocalcaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Sodium Pamidronate Ratiopharm (60 Mg, Daily)
  • Sodium Pamidronate Ratiopharm (60 Mg, Daily)
  • Sodium Pamidronate Ratiopharm (30 Mg, Daily)
  • Inexium (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Revlimid (5 Mg, Daily (strength 5mg))
  • Triatec (5 Mg, Daily)
  • Aranesp (200 Ug, Weekly (strength 100ug))
  • Calcidia (1 Df, 3x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Medrol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sepsis, may still occur.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9565107
Hyperglycaemia
This Hyperglycaemia problem was reported by a health professional from CN. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: granulomatosis with polyangiitis. On
Aug 31, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Medrol (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Medrol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HyperglycaemiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hyperglycaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9564955
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Melaena, Haematochezia, Syncope, Dizziness, Faecal Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence
This Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a health professional from CN. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: arthritis.The patient was prescribed Medrol (drug dosage: 4 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Aug 15, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Loxonin (Unk)
.After starting to take Medrol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Melaena, Haematochezia, Syncope, Dizziness, Faecal Incontinence, Urinary IncontinenceThese side effects may potentially be related to Medrol. The patient was hospitalized.
Medrol Side Effect Report#9562052
Hepatic Function Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
This is a report of a 14-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: glomerulonephritis chronic, who was treated with Medrol (dosage: 24 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
May 18, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatic Function Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Medrol treatment in male patients, resulting in Hepatic Function Abnormal side effect.


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What are common Medrol Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Dyspnoea 16
Pain 13
Vomiting 13
Gait Disturbance 12
Myalgia 10
Blood Pressure Increased 9
Hypersensitivity 9
Pneumonia 9
Abdominal Pain 8
Anxiety 8

What are common Medrol Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Pyrexia 12
Diabetes Mellitus 10
Pneumonia 8
Sleep Disorder 8
Diarrhoea 7
Erythema 7
Malaise 7
Osteonecrosis 7
Anxiety 6
Cataract 6

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    Medrol Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0009-0003
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name SOLU-MEDROL
    Name methylprednisolone sodium succinate
    Dosage Form INJECTION, POWDER, FOR SOLUTION
    Route INTRAMUSCULAR; INTRAVENOUS
    On market since 19590402
    Labeler Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
    Active Ingredient(s) METHYLPREDNISOLONE SODIUM SUCCINATE
    Strength(s) 500
    Unit(s) mg/mL
    Pharma Class Corticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 650

    Medrol safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 53

    Reported hospitalizations: 372

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