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Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Depo-Medrol Injection

Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. It is used to treat many different conditions including arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions and conditions that affect your eyes, lungs, stomach and skin.

Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is usually given as an injection by your doctor into a vein, joint or muscle. The amount you are given will depend on what you are being treated for how much you need to control your symptoms. If you are using this medication at home, learn exactly how to do it correctly from your doctor. You should always take the amount prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use it more often. Your condition will not improve faster and your risk of side effects will increase. Keep taking it regularly even if you feel well. Some conditions will become worse if you stop using this medicine. It should always be stopped gradually.

The most common side effects of this medicine include feeling or being sick, heartburn, headache, dizziness, sweating and swelling in your hands or ankles. If these side effects bother you or will not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Steroids may also lower your ability to fight infections so avoid being near people who might pass on infections such as measles, chickenpox or flu and do not receive a live vaccine while using this medicine. Steroids can affect growth in children.

Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have brittle bones (osteoporosis), mood disorders, high blood pressure or liver disease. Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes – this medicine may increase blood glucose levels which can cause or worsen diabetes. Many other drugs may affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all other medicines you are using, to make sure it is safe. You should also tell your healthcare team if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. If this medicine is used for a long time you will have regular tests for blood sugar, blood pressure, bone density and eye examinations.

Depo-Medrol Injection side effects

Common
  • Skin thinning
  • Diabetes
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach upset
  • Behavioural changes

How to use Depo-Medrol Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Depo-Medrol Injection works

Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Depo-Medrol Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Depo-Medrol 80 mg Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Depo-Medrol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Depo-Medrol

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
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FAQs

Q. Is Depo-Medrol a steroid or an antibiotic drug?

Depo-Medrol is a corticosteroid/steroid drug. It is not an antibiotic

Q. Is Depo-Medrol a narcotic or addictive drug?

No. Depo-Medrol is not a narcotic or an addictive drug

Q. Can I take Depo-Medrol if I have high blood pressure?

You can take Depo-Medrol if you have high blood pressure, only when prescribed by your doctor. It is prescribed in such situation when benefit outweighs the risk

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