Medrol is an effective solution for the treatment of arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. This medication has an active component Methylprednisolone. It is manufactured by a trusted pharmaceutical company, Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC. It is available in a conventional tablet form for oral consumption in dosages of 4 mg and 16 mg.
Manufacturer: Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC
Active Ingredient: The medication Methylprednisolone, which is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. This active component works by binding to and activates specific nuclear receptors. It also altered gene expression and inhibit proinflammatory cytokine production. It reduces the number of circulating lymphocytes, causes cell differentiation, and stimulates apoptosis in sensitive tumor cell populations.
Indications: This medication is indicated for the treatment of conditions like arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. Medrol reduces the immune system's response to various diseases. It may reduce the symptoms including swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. It is a corticosteroid hormone that may also be prescribed with other medications in hormone disorders. It is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that induce inflammation. This medicine is indicated to treat many different inflammatory conditions like arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, allergic disorders, and gland disorders.
Action Mechanism: Methylprednisolone composed of medicine belongs to a group of drugs called glucocorticoids. Medrol acts by reducing inflammation and changing the body's immune response. This decreases the inflammation caused by the condition.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption in dosages as mentioned below:
- 4 mg: It is to be consumed orally with or without food or milk as exactly directed by the doctor
- 16 mg: This medicine must be consumed as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor, usually with food or milk
Note: This medicine should not be used while having fungal infection anywhere in the body.