Manufacturer: HJ Hexpharma Jaya
Basic substance : méthylprednisolone
Package : 16mg/tab * 30 tabs
Category : PAIN KILLER
METHYLPREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid, commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs.
Methylprednisolone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. It decreases your immune system’s response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. This medication is a corticosteroid hormone.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually with food or milk. Follow your dosing instructions carefully. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Different dosing schedules exist for this medication. If you are not taking the same dose each day or if you take this medication every other day, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Day 1: 8mg PO before breakfast, 4mg after lunch and after dinner, and 8mg at bedtime
Day 2: 4mg PO before breakfast, after lunch, and after dinner and 8mg at bedtime
Day 3: 4mg PO before breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime
Day 4: 4mg PO before breakfast, after lunch, and at bedtime
Day 5: 4mg PO before breakfast and at bedtime
Day 6: 4mg PO before breakfast
May be tapered over 12 days (to decrease chance of dermatitis flareup)Acute Exacerbations of Multiple Sclerosis160 mg IV once daily for 1 week, then 64 mg IV every other day for 1 monthPneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci Pneumonia in AIDS Patients (Off-label)30 mg IV q12hr for 5 days, then 30 mg IV q24hr for 5 days, then 15 mg IV q24hr for 11 daysAcute Spinal Cord Injury (Off-label)1st hour: 30 mg/kg IV over 15 minutes Next 23 hours: 5.4 mg/kg/hr IV by continuous infusionSevere Lupus Nephritis (Off-label)0.5-1 g IV over 1 hour once daily for 3 days
Dosing ConsiderationsMethylprednisolone: Usual dosing range, 2-60 mg/day PO divided q6-24hr
Methylprednisolone acetate: Usual dosing range, 10-80 mg IM every 1-2 weeks; as temporary substitute for PO, given in daily IM dose equal to daily PO dose; for prolonged effect, given in weekly IM dose equal to 7 times daily PO dose; unlike methylprednisolone sodium succinate, may not be given IVMethylprednisolone sodium succinate: Usual dosing range, 10-250 mg IM/IV up to q4hr PRN
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours after oral administration and 6 to 48 hours after intramuscular administration. The onset of action is rapid after intravenous administration. The time required for the topical form of this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
- Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 30-36 hours after an oral dose and 1-4 weeks after an intramuscular injection. The time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established for the intravenous and topical forms of this medicine.
Medrol can cause side effects. These do not affect all patients, however. Side effects are more common with prolonged use. Adverse effects that may occur are:
– gastrointestinal upset (abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, abscess or inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract);
-bone or muscle diseases (muscle pain, joint pain, muscle weakness, bone decalcification);
-mood disorders or psychic disorders;
-weight gain and change in fat distribution (lunar face);
-hormonal disorders (disorders of menstruation, growth disorders in children).
Consult a doctor if you suffer from side effects, even if they are not mentioned in the leaflet.
Medrol is a medicine that is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this medicine if:
you are hypersensitive to methylprednisolone or any of the tablet additives
you have fungal infections
People who have a particular condition (see package leaflet) should be careful when taking Medrol. If this is the case, seek the advice of your doctor. Medrol interacts with certain medications. The leaflet provides an overview of medications that interact with Medrol. Always tell your doctor what medications you are taking.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, taking Medrol during pregnancy or lactation is not recommended.
Medrol can cause side effects that affect your reflexes (vertigo, blurred vision). If you experience these symptoms, do not participate in traffic.
Medrol does not interact with alcohol.