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    Methylprednisolone

    Information about Methylprednisolone

    Methylprednisolone uses

    Methylprednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergy symptoms, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

    How methylprednisolone works

    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.
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    Common side effects of methylprednisolone

    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

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    Expert advice for Methylprednisolone

    • Take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Dose is decreased or tapered over time.
    • Most side effects occur with high doses and on long-term use.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Methylprednisolone

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    Q. Is Methylprednisolone a steroid or an antibiotic drug?

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

    Q. Is Methylprednisolone a narcotic or addictive drug?

    No. Methylprednisolone is not a narcotic or an addictive drug

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

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)