Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone

GeneralInformation

Methylprednisolone is used forthe treatment of:

  • Blood disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Eye conditions
  • Kidney/skin/intestinal/lung disease
  • Immune system disorders

This medication decreases yourimmune system’s response to various diseases. It is to lessen the symptoms suchas pain, swelling, and allergic-type reactions. Methylprednisolone may also beused with other medications in hormone disorders.

Howdoes Methylprednisolone work?

Methylprednisolone works by stoppingcells from releasing substances. These are usually producing an immune and allergicresponse that causes inflammation. This medicine also controls a certain conditionthat involves excessive inflammation.

Methylprednisolone decreases thenumbers of white blood cells circulating in the blood. Both actions are usefulfor treating autoimmune disease. In which these are caused by the immune systemattacking the body’s tissues.

Whyuse Methylprednisolone?

Methylprednisolone is a type of medicinecalled corticosteroid hormone. Corticosteroids are produced naturally by theadrenal glands. They have many functions in the body like controlling theresponses of the inflammatory. These are man-made derivatives of the natural hormone.Methylprednisolone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in1957. This comes as a tablet for oral use with strengths of:

  • 2 mg
  • 4 mg
  • 8 mg
  • 16 mg
  • 32 mg

Howto use Methylprednisolone?

The recommended dosage is basedon your condition, age, and response. This is to be taken exactly as it is prescribed.Do not take more or less than it is given by your doctor.

Methylprednisolone is usuallytaken with food or milk. Take the tablet by mouth with a full glass of water. Donot stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Remember totake each dose at the same time each day.

Whatare the side effects of Methylprednisolone?

  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Spinning sensation
  • Pressure in the stomach
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark urine
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Bone pain
  • Cough
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle cramps, pain, and weakness

Warningsand Precautions

  • Before taking Methylprednisolone, tell your doctorif you have any allergies or if you are allergic to this drug.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any medical historyor current medications (vitamins or herbal remedies).
  • Do not receive any immunization or vaccinationwhile taking this prescription.
  • To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tellyour doctor if you have ever had a thyroid disorder, stomach ulcers, orosteoporosis.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planningto become pregnant.
  • If you missed a dose, call your doctor for instructions.