Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection 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 Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection a steroid?
Yes, Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection is a steroid medicine also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. These corticosteroids help to maintain health and wellbeing. Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body by treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).
Q. What is Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection used for?
Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection 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 is Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection administered?
Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Usually, it is given into a muscle (intramuscular), joint (intra-articular), directly into a vein (direct intravenous), infusion or into the area being treated (soft tissue infiltration). The doctor will decide the dose based on the condition you are being treated for and also your body weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection.
Q. Is Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection better than Prednisone?
Clinical studies have shown that Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection is more strong and efficient than Prednisone. It stays in our body for a longer duration and is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition.
Q. Does Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection cause weight gain?
Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Solu-Medrol 1gm Injection.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.