What is Medrol (Methylprednisolone) used for?
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is an oral corticosteroid used to treat a large variety of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, dermatitis, or allergic reactions. The medication prevents the action of certain chemicals in the body to reduce pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Medrol (Methylprednisolone)?
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) should be used according to your doctor`s directions to get the best results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day, but the best instructions will be determined by the particular condition being treated, weight, age, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Medrol (Methylprednisolone)?
Some patients using Medrol (Methylprednisolone) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms such as blurry vision, severe muscle pain, depression, trouble breathing, unusual weight gain, low calcium levels, low potassium levels, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) should not be used by patients who have a widespread infection, head injury, or a recent stroke. Also inform your doctor if you have heart failure, glaucoma, diabetes, hypothyroidism, heart failure, ulcerative colitis, tuberculosis, herpes simplex, hypertension, a peptic ulcer, hypokalaemia, myasthenia gravis, liver cirrhosis, liver failure, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Medrol (Methylprednisolone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.