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    Information about Methylprednisolone

    Methylprednisolone uses

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

    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.

    Common side effects of methylprednisolone

    Increased risk of infection, Weight gain, Mood changes, Stomach upset, Behavioural changes, Reduction in bone density, Skin thinning, Diabetes
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    13 Nov 2019 | 06:48 PM (IST)
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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


    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 13 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)