What is Medrol (Methylprednisolone) used for?
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is used to treat inflammation and a variety of other conditions such as arthritis, severe allergies, skin conditions, lupus, thyroid disorders and asthma. It is a type of corticosteroid that works by helping to decrease the immune response in the body responsible for symptoms such as swelling and redness.
How should I use Medrol (Methylprednisolone)?
Medrol (Methylprednisolone) tablets should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. Patients should consult their physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to them, as the exact dosage varies considerably depending on the severity of the condition being treated and the patient's response to treatment. Never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Medrol (Methylprednisolone)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Medrol (Methylprednisolone) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice changes in vision, rapid weight gain, depression, coughing up blood, seizures, severe nausea, extreme thirst or high blood pressure.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Medrol (Methylprednisolone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially high blood pressure, diabetes, eye diseases, kidney illnesses, liver disease or thyroid problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.