FAQs ABOUT MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET
What is MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET used for?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET is a corticosteroid medicine used to treat adrenal insufficiency. It can also be used to treat drug induced hypersensitivity reactions, allergic reactions and various inflammatory auto-immune disease conditions affecting the skin, collagen, bones and joints, brain, gut, eyes etc. It also helps in prevention of graft rejection following organ transplantation and increases urine output among patients having kidney problems.
How to take MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET?
Swallow MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Is MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET a steroid?
Yes. MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET is synthetic corticosteroid used to treat problems of adrenal gland and various allergic, hypersensitivity and inflammatory autoimmune disease conditions.
What are the most common side effects of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET are high blood pressure, swelling of body parts, muscle cramps or weakness, skin thinning, feeling sad or depressed and slowed growth in children. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET make you feel high?
Yes. MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET may make you feel high. Such symptoms may disappear once the therapy has been stopped. However, consult your doctor if it bothers you.
How does MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET works?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET boosts your body with sufficient corticosteroid levels and helps your body to function properly. It also reduces the release of certain chemicals in the body that causes inflammation. It also prevents graft rejection by suppressing the immune functions and protects your kidney from damage in patients with kidney problems.
How long will it take for MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET to control my disease?
The time taken by MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET to control the disease may vary from person-to-person depending upon the dose of methylprednisolone administered and disease severity.
Is MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET as a precaution.
Who should not take MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with serious fungal infections. It is also not suitable for use in patients who got vaccinated recently.
Can I take a higher dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET?
No. It is not safe to take a higher dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET without consulting your doctor. If the prescribed dose is less effective for you, kindly consult your doctor for a suitable high dose or for an alternative therapy.
Can I take MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET daily?
Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET every day or not.
Can I stop taking MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET once by pain reduces?
Take MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results. Do not stop taking MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET or reduce the dose of methylprednisolone without consulting your doctor, as sudden cessation of the therapy may lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as skin itchiness, fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, runny nose, tiredness or weight loss, especially if you are taking higher dose of methylprednisolone.
Can MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET be used in children?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET should be used in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Will MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET alter the effects of birth control pills?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET may reduce the effects of birth control pills. Therefore, try to avoid taking birth control pills along with MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.
Can MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET be used in pregnant women?
MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking MEPRESTAR 4 TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.