Cartipred 4mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

CARTIPRED 4MG contains Methylprednisolone which belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is used to treat various inflammatory and allergic conditions affecting the adrenal glands (e.g. adrenocortical insufficiency), bones and joints (e.g. arthritis), collagen (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus), skin (e.g. psoriasis and dermatitis), lungs (e.g. asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis), eyes (e.g. uveitis, keratitis, neuritis, iritis), blood and lymph (e.g. anemia, leukemias and lymphomas), bowel (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), brain (e.g. tuberculous meningitis) and muscle (e.g. dermatomyositis and polymyositis).

Corticosteroids are produced naturally in the body and are necessary for many body functions. Supplying your body with extra corticosteroid such as methylprednisolone can help your body in conditions associated with adrenal insufficiency. CARTIPRED 4MG acts by changing the expression of various genes and proinflammatory cytokines that results in inflammation. It also decreases the number of circulating lymphocytes and induces apoptosis in sensitive tumor cells.

Do not eat grapes or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor, as it may result in withdrawal symptoms. While taking this medicine, inform your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of mental problems such as depression, anxiety, difficulty in thinking, confusion, memory loss, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts. Your doctor might lower your dose or think of an alternative treatment. 

CARTIPRED 4MG is contraindicated in patients having any serious fungal infection. Consult your doctor before taking. Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, heart or stomach problems. If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor, because this medicine may affect the growth of the unborn baby and growing infants.

USES OF CARTIPRED 4MG

Treats various inflammatory and allergic conditions affecting the:

  • adrenal glands (e.g. adrenocortical insufficiency, nonsuppurative thyroiditis, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and hypercalcemia associated with cancer)
  • bones and joints (e.g. arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute and subacute bursitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis and epicondylitis)
  • collagen (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic dermatomyositis, acute rheumatic carditis)
  • skin (e.g. dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, mycosis fungoides, severe psoriasis)
  • lungs (e.g. allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, sarcoidosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, aspiration pneumonitis)
  • eyes (e.g. eye inflammation, Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, uveitis, choroiditis, keratitis, optic neuritis, allergic conjunctivitis, chorioretinitis, iritis and iridocyclitis)
  • blood and lymph (e.g. autoimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukemias and lymphomas)
  • kidneys (e.g. remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome)
  • GI tract (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • brain (e.g. multiple sclerosis and tuberculous meningitis)
  • muscle (e.g. dermatomyositis and polymyositis)

HOW CARTIPRED 4MG WORKS

Methylprednisolone binds to the specific glucocorticoid receptors and alters the expression of various genes and proinflammatory cytokines which produces inflammation. It also acts as an immunosuppressant by decreasing the number of circulating lymphocytes and by inducing apoptosis in sensitive tumor cells. It also regulates the functions of adrenal glands and can help your body in conditions associated with adrenal insufficiency.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CARTIPRED 4MG as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as whole with a sip of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, weight and health condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results. Do not eat grapes or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CARTIPRED 4MG

SERIOUS

  • signs of bleeding from ulcers (such as stomach pain, bleeding from the anus, black or bloodstained stools and/or vomiting of blood)
  • signs of infections (such as fever, feeling unwell, coughing blood or chest pain)
  • mental health problems (e.g. depression, mania, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, difficulty in thinking, confusion, memory loss, hallucinations)

COMMON

  • high blood pressure
  • headache
  • swelling of the hands, feet and ankles
  • muscle weakness, cramps or spasms
  • visual disturbances, optic nerve damage
  • slowing of growth in infants and children
  • Cushingoid facies (round or moon-shaped face)
  • acne
  • poor wound healing
  • skin thinning

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Muscle pain or weakness:

Try to rest and relax. Avoid walking, running or exercising, as it may aggravate the pain. Keeping a heat pad on the affected region may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Acne:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate the skin. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Regularly use moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better, speak to your doctor.

Headache:  

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CARTIPRED 4MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

CARTIPRED 4MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines, because this medicine may cause such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances or fatigue.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

CARTIPRED 4MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

CARTIPRED 4MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to methylprednisolone.

HEART DISEASE

CARTIPRED 4MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe heart disease such as heart attack or hypertension. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Before taking CARTIPRED 4MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have any serious fungal infection
  • have worm infestation (e.g. threadworm)
  • have or had severe depression in the past
  • are currently having diabetes or a family history of diabetes
  • have fits or seizures
  • have glaucoma or cataracts
  • have viral infections
  • have hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid)
  • have pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  • have peritonitis (inflammation of peritoneum)
  • have Cushing’s disease (caused by an excess of cortisol hormone)
  • have brain injury
  • have unusual stress
  • have recently had or going to have any vaccination
  • have been in contact with someone who has chickenpox, measles or shingles
  • are going to undergo any surgery or dental procedures

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • medicines used to thin blood (e.g. acenocoumarol, phenindione and warfarin)
  • medicines used to treat myasthenia gravis (e.g. distigmine and neostigmine)
  • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (e.g. isoniazid, rifampicin and rifabutin)
  • medicines used to treat other bacterial infections (e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin and troleandomycin)
  • medicines used to treat viral infections (e.g. ritonavir, indinavir)
  • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. insulin, metformin)
  • medicines used to treat mild to moderate pain (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenobarbital, carbamazepine, phenytoin and primidone)
  • medicines used to treat heartburn and acid indigestion (e.g. carbenoxolone and cimetidine)
  • medicines which causes depletion of potassium (such as diuretics, amphotericin B, xanthenes or salbutamol, terbutaline)
  • medicines used to treat heart problems (e.g. digoxin, diltiazem or mibefradil)
  • acetazolamide (used to treat glaucoma and epilepsy)
  • oral contraceptives (e.g. ethinylestridiol and norethisterone)
  • pharmacokinetic enhancers (e.g. cobicistat) used for HIV infections
  • ketoconazole or itraconazole (used for fungal infections)
  • neuromuscular blocking agents (used to prevent paralysis) e.g. pancuronium or vecuronium
  • vaccinations

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Methylprednisolone
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroids
Therapeutic Indication :   Allergic and inflammatory conditions, Cancer
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CARTIPRED 4MG

Can I stop taking CARTIPRED 4MG abruptly?

No. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor, as it may result in withdrawal symptoms such as itchy skin, fever, muscle and joint pains, runny nose, sticky eyes, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, feeling tired, peeling skin and weight loss. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

Can CARTIPRED 4MG cause headache?

Yes. It may cause headache in some individuals. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller. If it does not gets better, contact your doctor.

Can CARTIPRED 4MG cause suicidal thoughts?

Yes. It may cause mental problems such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts which could be serious. Contact your doctor immediately in such cases. Your doctor might lower your dose or think of an alternative treatment. 

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Corticosteroids. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 288-295.

2. Bernard P. Schimmer and John W. Funder. ACTH, Adrenal steroids and Pharmacology of adrenal glands. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. 12th Edition. New York McGraw Hill Medical 2011. Page – 1215-1233.

3. Pfizer. A Study Comparing Drug Availability of Methylprednisolone in Liquid Form Versus Methylprednisolone in Tablet Form. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on June 2012] [Accessed 11th December 2020]. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01267201

4. Nathan Evaniew, Emilie P. Belley-Côté, Nader Fallah, Vanessa K. Noonan, Carly S. Rivers and Marcel F. Dvorak. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. March 2016. [Accessed 11th December 2020]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4779323/

5. Pfizer Italia S.r.l. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on November 2018] [Accessed 11th December 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1086.pdf

6. Pfizer Italia S.r.l. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on November 2018] [Accessed 11th December 2020]. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1085.pdf

7. Pfizer Inc. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised on July 2018] [Accessed 11th December 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/011153s075lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Absolute Eosinophil Count
  • Anti-Nuclear Antibody
  • Anti-ds-DNA Antibody
  • Anti-ds-DNA Antibody-IFA
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination
  • Total IgE

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    17.5
    Ingredient
    METHYLPREDNISOLONE 4MG
    Hsn Code
    30043912
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Cartipred 4mg Tablet 10'S

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