What is methylprednisolone used for?
It relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis); severe allergies; and asthma.
How is methylprednisolone pronounced?
What’s the difference between prednisone and methylprednisolone?
The main difference between oral methylprednisolone and oral prednisone is that methylprednisolone is slightly stronger than prednisone, so a lower dosage is used (4mg of methylprednisolone is equivalent to approximately 5mg of prednisone).
What is the cost of methylprednisolone 4mg?
Generic methylprednisolone is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of methylprednisolone is around $8.84, 71% off the average retail price of $30.67.
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