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What is Methylprednisolone used for?
Methylprednisolone is used for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Allergic disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Skin conditions
- Eye conditions
- Blood cell disorder
- Lung disorders
- Nervous disorders
- Stomach disorders
Methylprednisolone may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Methylprednisolone work?
Methylprednisolone belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. This drug acts by interfering with the inflammatory mediators and suppresses the humoral immune response. They mainly act on the potent mediators of inflammation, which control the biosynthesis.
How to use Methylprednisolone?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
- Methylprednisolone injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
If you miss a dose of Methylprednisolone, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
The overdose symptoms of Methylprednisolone may include:
- Severe headache
- Severe dizziness
- Shallow breathing
- Numbness of arms and legs
What are the drugs that interact with Methylprednisolone?
Drugs that interact with Methylprednisolone include the following:
- Mumps virus vaccine
- Small pox virus
- Yellow fever vaccine
- Zoster vaccine live
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Methylprednisolone?
The following are the most common side effects of Methylprednisolone:
- Trouble breathing
The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Mood changes
- Mental depression
- Weight gain
- Shortness of breath
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Methylprednisolone?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Methylprednisolone or similar drugs.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Be cautious while using Methylprednisolone, if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
- Consult the doctor before using any other drug along with Methylprednisolone.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
You are advised not to use Methylprednisolone if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Methylprednisolone?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of bleeding disorders, kidney and liver problems.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently asked questions about Methylprednisolone
- Can I receive any vaccine while on Methylprednisolone?
- Can I consume grapefruit juice when using Methylprednisolone?
- What are the contraindications of Methylprednisolone?
- What are the other formulations of Methylprednisolone available?
You should not receive any vaccinations while on Methylprednisolone. Consult your doctor for further information.
No. Do not consume either grape fruit or grape juice while on Methylprednisolone.
Contraindications of Methylprednisolone include untreated tuberculosis, hypothyroidism, diabetes, chronic heart failure, high blood sugars, and untreated systemic fungal infections.
Methylprednisolone is available as an injectable powder, oral tablet, injectable suspension, and compounding powder.
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