Medicine Overview of Grafmet Injection
Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Skin scar, Altered bone growth, Cataract, Behavioural changes.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Methylprednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as corticosteroids. It increases the level of corticosteroid, which are naturally present in the body and thereby controls inflammation. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.
In Depth Information on Grafmet Injection
It is a steroid medicine which works well for many different conditions, including serious illnesses.
- Take regularly to gain maximum benefit.
Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor. You may need to decrease the dose gradually.
- You may get side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems. Notify your doctor if you get them.
- Some side effects may occur after weeks or months. These include weakness of arms and legs, or developing a rounder face.
- Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.
Grafmet Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Grafmet 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Grafmet 500mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Grafmet 500mg Injection. This may affect your driving ability.
Grafmet 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Grafmet 500mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Grafmet 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Grafmet Injection
Grafmet is a corticosteroid/steroid drug. It is not an antibiotic
No. Grafmet is not a narcotic or an addictive drug
Q. Can I take Grafmet if I have high blood pressure?
You can take Grafmet if you have high blood pressure, only when prescribed by your doctor. It is prescribed in such situation when benefit outweighs the risk
Grafmet interacts with these medicines
Taking Grafmet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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