FAQs ABOUT MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET
What is MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET used for?
MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET?
Swallow MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Is MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET a steroid?
Yes. MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET make you feel high?
Yes. MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET works?
MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET to control my disease?
The time taken by MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET to control the disease may vary from person-to-person depending upon the dose of methylprednisolone administered and disease severity.
Is MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET as a precaution.
Who should not take MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET?
MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET?
No. It is not safe to take a higher dose of MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET daily?
Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET every day or not.
Can I stop taking MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET once by pain reduces?
Take MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results. Do not stop taking MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET be used in children?
MEPRESTAR 16 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 16 TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Will MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET alter the effects of birth control pills?
MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET may reduce the effects of birth control pills. Therefore, try to avoid taking birth control pills along with MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.
Can MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET be used in pregnant women?
MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking MEPRESTAR 16 TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.