Methylprednisolone

Information about Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone Uses

Methylprednisolone is used in the treatment of rheumatic disorder, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), allergic conditions, eye disorders and skin disorders.

How Methylprednisolone works

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

Serve side effects of Methylprednisolone

Muscle weakness, Irregular menstrual cycle, High blood pressure, Fluid retention, Sodium retention, Heart failure, Decreased potassium level in blood, Hypokalemic alkalosis, Loss of muscle mass, Steroid myopathy, Osteoporosis, Tendon rupture, Bone fracture, Peptic ulcer, Pancreatic inflammation, Abdominal distension, Ulcerative esophagitis, Impaired wound healing, Convulsion, Cushingoid syndrome, Growth retardation in children, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Carbohydrate intolerance, Latent diabetes mellitus, Decreased insulin level in blood, Increased intraocular pressure, Glaucoma, Negative nitrogen balance, Hypersensitivity, High white blood cell count, Slow heart rate, Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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Expert advice for Methylprednisolone

  • Methylprednisolone 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.
  • Methylprednisolone 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 Methylprednisolone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Methylprednisolone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone

Q. What is Methylprednisolone used for?

Methylprednisolone has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases. It is also helpful in treating autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage) and certain eye disorders.

Q. How does Methylprednisolone work?

Methylprednisolone works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. In addition to that, it stops the autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Methylprednisolone effective?

Methylprednisolone is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Methylprednisolone too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Methylprednisolone?

Methylprednisolone effectively treats pain and inflammation. However, its effect may vary from person to person, depending on the condition you are being treated for and also your body weight. Your doctor will prescribe you Methylprednisolone in the dose that suits your requirement. Do not alter your dose thinking that a higher dose will provide faster relief. Rather, you may end up having undesirable side effects. Be patient, and follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the use of Methylprednisolone. Consult your doctor if you do not see improvement in your condition even after completing the full course of treatment.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Methylprednisolone?

If you forget a dose of Methylprednisolone, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose on the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Methylprednisolone safe?

Methylprednisolone is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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