Methylprednisolone

 

General English name: Methylprednisolone

Brand: Medrol

Application: Arthritis - Intestinal colitis - Allergic diseases

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of methylprednisolone

Drug Information Methylprednisolone

Dosage and method of methylprednisolone

Contraindications to the use of methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of methylprednisolone on driving and operating machinery

Drug Interactions Methylprednisolone

Special warnings and precautions while taking methylprednisolone

Side effects of methylprednisolone

Overdose of methylprednisolone (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of methylprednisolone

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of methylprednisolone

Tablets, ampoules

 

Drug Information Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone used to treat diseases such as arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye, skin, kidney, intestinal, pulmonary, and immune system disorders. Methylprednisolone reduces the immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling, pain, and allergic reactions.

 

Dosage and method of methylprednisolone

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with methylprednisolone. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Do not increase the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor, as this will make your condition worse.

Take methylprednisolone regularly and at a set time so that you do not forget it

If you forget to take your daily dose of methylprednisolone at the appointed time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of methylprednisolone

Note the expiration date of the methylprednisolone medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your medicine has expired.

Never give methylprednisolone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Methylprednisolone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of methylprednisolone on driving and operating machinery

This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy and affect your performance. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Methylprednisolone

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with methylprednisolone include aldecloquine, mifepristone, antithrombotic drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin / dabigatran, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as celebin, asibot, and epipe.

Drugs that may affect the elimination of methylprednisolone from the body and how it works include: Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), ketoconazole (ketoconazole), mifepristone, cyclosporine, estrogen, macrobiotrochemic Erythromycin, HIV protease inhibitors (such as indinavir, ritonavir), rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, some anticonvulsant drugs (such as phenothivin, phenobarbital).

If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

Methylprednisolone may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as skin tests) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor or nurse before taking the test that you have taken this medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking methylprednisolone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or liver problems.
  • If you have bleeding or blood clotting problems.
  • If you have osteoporosis.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma and eye infections).
  • If you have mental health problems such as psychosis, depression, obsession, fear and personality disorder.
  • If you have a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • If you have any heart problems or high blood pressure.
  • If you have a digestive problem (such as diverticulitis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis).
  • If you have a history of epilepsy or seizures.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of methylprednisolone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, changes in appetite, increased sweating, or acne

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of methylprednisolone.

 

Overdose of methylprednisolone (drug poisoning)

Do not take methylprednisolone more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of methylprednisolone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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