Succimed 500mg 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 Succimed 500mg Injection a steroid?
Yes, Succimed 500mg Injection is a steroid medicine also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. These corticosteroids help to maintain health and wellbeing. Succimed 500mg Injection increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body by treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).
Q. What is Succimed 500mg Injection used for?
Succimed 500mg 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 Succimed 500mg Injection administered?
Succimed 500mg 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 Succimed 500mg Injection.
Q. Is Succimed 500mg Injection better than Prednisone?
Clinical studies have shown that Succimed 500mg 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 Succimed 500mg Injection cause weight gain?
Succimed 500mg 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 Succimed 500mg 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.