Medrol
DESCRIPTION

Medrol is a steroid medication used to treat inflammation and related conditions.

How It Works

The active ingredient in Medrol is methylprednisolone, which is a steroid of the glucocorticoid group. Medrol suppresses the immune system’s responses to certain hazards and diseases that cause inflammation. Medrol can reduce pain and discomfort associated with swelling.

Uses

Medrol is used to treat a variety of conditions affected by inflammation. It’s commonly prescreened to treat inflammation associated with arthritis, severe allergic reactions, certain types of cancers, blood disorders, swelling in the eye, and immune system disorders. This drug is sometimes used in treatments for skin problems, kidney and liver disease.

Dosage

Different doses of Medrol are used for different types of conditions. Dosage will vary depending on factors such as your personal medical profile. Your doctor will prescribe you the correct dosage.

You must take Medrol pills by the mouth. This drug is typically taken with food to avoid stomach upset. You can take the pills with a glass of milk if preferred.

Take Medrol exactly as your doctor instructs. Follow the instructions in the prescription without fail. You can also get more information from the patient information leaflet provided with the packaging.

Medrol has different dosing schedules depending on the medical condition. Your doctor will tell you what dosing schedule to follow. You must take this medication accordingly. Do not change the schedule, stop suddenly or take pills for longer than your doctor prescribes.

You may need to take different doses of this drug on separate days. To make sure you remember the dose, mark your calendar or create a reminder.

Stopping Medrol without your doctor’s recommendation may make you feel withdrawal symptoms such as weight loss, muscle pain and dizziness.

Side Effects

Medrol rarely cause severe side effects. However, the following side effects are more commonly associated with this medication

Nausea
Vomiting
Heartburn
Headache
Dizziness
Trouble sleeping
Appetite changes
Increased sweating
Acne

Call your doctor if side effects do not go away on their own. You need immediate medical care if mild side effects get worse with time.

Precautions

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients or other similar medications. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the inactive ingredients listed either.

You must disclose your previous medical conditions to the prescribing doctor before taking Medrol. Tell your doctor especially if you have a history of blood clots, bleeding issues, diabetes, osteoporosis, diseases of the eye and heart problems, among other problems.

Ask your doctor if Medrol is safe to take when pregnant or planning to get pregnant. This drug may pass through breast milk. Ask your doctor if taking Medrol is safe for the baby while you are breastfeeding.

Self-Care

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if taking Medrol causes you to be dizzy.

Avoid consuming alcohol in excess amounts when taking this medication.

If Medrol causes vomiting, you must drink plenty of liquid to avoid getting dehydrated.

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