Is NiceRx a Medrol coupon provider?
At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Medrol patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Medrol coupon, a Medrol discount card, or a Medrol copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Medrol samples.
Medrol patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Medrol cheaper if I have insurance?
We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Medrol medication, or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Medrol cost without insurance?
Medrol costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Medrol oral tablets 2 mg will typically cost around $180 for 100 tablets.
How much does Medrol cost with insurance?
The copay of Medrol will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Medrol?
Medrol is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer. Medrol contains methylprednisolone, a steroid that is similar to a hormone produced naturally by your adrenal glands.
Medrol is used for the treatment of different inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, endocrine gland disorders, and conditions that affect your skin, eyes, lungs, stomach, nervous system, and blood cells.
What doses of Medrol are available?
Medrol is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 2 mg.
Always speak with your healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Medrol active ingredients
Medrol contains methylprednisolone as the active ingredient. It is classed as a corticosteroid, an anti-inflammatory agent.
Medrol side effects
The most common side effects of Medrol in clinical trials include:
- Fluid retention
- Headaches, dizziness
- Changes in your menstrual periods;
- Mild muscle pain or muscle weakness
In rare instances, Medrol can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Trouble breathing, swelling, rapid weight gain
- Wounds that will not heal, thinning skin, and bruising
- Problems with your vision
- Severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, mood swings
- New or unusual pain in your arm, leg, or back
- Low potassium – leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Medrol against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Medrol to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Medrol drug interactions
Medrol can interact with other medications. These include:
- Those on drugs that suppress the immune system are more prone to infections. Do not receive a “live” vaccine while using Medrol. Live vaccines include measles, rubella, polio, rotavirus, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster, and nasal flu vaccine
- Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel
- Blood thinners such as warfarin
- NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, celecoxib
- Azole antifungals such as ketoconazole
- Rifamycins such as rifampin
- Drugs used to treat seizures such as phenytoin, phenobarbital
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Medrol. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Medrol if you:
- Have had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient methylprednisolone, or prednisone
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Medrol
- Have a fungal infection anywhere in your body
Talk to your doctor before using Medrol if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Medrol
- Have a thyroid disorder
- Have cataracts, glaucoma, or herpes infection of the eyes
- Have stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis
- Have mental health issues
- Have liver cirrhosis, or any other liver disease
- Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Have had diabetes
- Have osteoporosis or osteoarthritis
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Have multiple sclerosis
- Have kidney disease
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether methylprednisolone passes into breast milk
Medrol is the trademark brand name for methylprednisolone manufactured by Pfizer. A generic version of methylprednisolone is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Medrol savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.