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 pro inflammatory cytokine production. It reduces the number of circulating lymphocytes, causes cell differentiation, and stimulates apoptosis in sensitive tumor cell populations.
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.
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.
Common Side Effects
- Thinning of skin
- Increased risk of infection
- Behavioural changes
- Mood changes
- Upset stomach
- Reduction in bone density
- Weight gain
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
This medicine should not be used while having fungal infection anywhere in the body.
What is Medrol?
Medrol is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
What is Medrol used for?
Medrol is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, allergic disorders, gland (endocrine) disorders, and conditions that affect the skin, eyes, lungs, stomach, nervous system, or blood cells.
How are Medrol tablets consumed?
Medrol medicine is sometimes taken every other day. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully. Dosage needs to change if you have unusual stress such as a serious illness, fever or infection, or if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Tell your doctor about any such situation that affects you.
What should be avoided while consumption of Medrol?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
What other drugs will affect Medrol?
Other drugs may interact with methylprednisolone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.