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    Methylprednisolone

    Information about Methylprednisolone

    Methylprednisolone uses

    Methylprednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, 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

    Available Medicine for Methylprednisolone

    • ₹46 to ₹1399
      Pfizer Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹70 to ₹94
      Pfizer Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹45 to ₹122
      Pfizer Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹36 to ₹975
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      8 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹87
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹40 to ₹87
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹72 to ₹1034
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹87
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹52 to ₹605
      Gland Pharma Limited
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹37 to ₹51
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Methylprednisolone

    Do not take the medicine:
    • If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
    • If you have a serious infection, particularly in the lungs or esophagus, that is untreated. 
    Do not stop this medicine before recommended duration. Consult your doctor for gradual reduction of dose.Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using methylprednisolone. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease.Inform your doctor before taking the medicine:
    • If you are suffering from any infection.
    • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
    Inform your doctor before taking the medicine:
    • If you are taking antibiotics for any infection, pain killers or contraceptive pills or any medication for heart disease or peptic ulcer.
    • If you are going to undergo any laboratory test.
    Stay away from people who are suffering from infections like chicken-pox, measles, shingles or tuberculosis.

    Frequently asked questions for Methylprednisolone

    Methylprednisolone

    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 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)