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Macpred 4 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Macpred Tablet

Macpred 4 Tablet is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergic conditions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

Macpred Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin thinning
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach upset
  • Behavioural changes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Macpred Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Macpred 4 Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Macpred 4 Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Macpred Tablet works

Macpred 4 Tablet is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Macpred Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Macpred 4 Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Macpred 4 Tablet 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Macpred 4 Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Macpred 4 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Macpred 4 Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Macpred 4 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Macpred 4 Tablet 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Macpred 4 Tablet 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 Macpred 4 Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Macpred 4 Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Macpred

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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 Macpred a steroid or an antibiotic drug?

Macpred is a corticosteroid/steroid drug. It is not an antibiotic

Q. Is Macpred a narcotic or addictive drug?

No. Macpred is not a narcotic or an addictive drug

Q. Can I take Macpred if I have high blood pressure?

You can take Macpred 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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Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.
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