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Medrol Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Medrol®, Meprolone® is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions and you can also used to treat severe allergies, skin problems, asthma, arthritis and other medical conditions.

Medrol Dosage

  • The usual starting dose of Medrol tablets may be vary from 4 milligrams to 48 milligrams per day. It depends on the specific problem being treated.
  • For a worsening of multiple sclerosis, then the usual starting dosage is 160 milligrams a day for one week.

Uses of Medrol

  • Methylprednisolone is used to treat various medical conditions. It is used to treat endocrine disorders.
  • It is also used to treat many immune and allergic disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, asthma, ulcerative colitis.

Side Effects of Medrol

Before taken Medrol medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Medrol. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bone fractures
  • Bruising
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cataracts
  • High blood pressure
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Face redness
  • Headache
  • Increased eye pressure

Warnings and precautions before taking Medrol:

  • If you are taking this medicine, then the large doses of Medrol may cause high blood pressure, salt and water retention, and potassium and calcium loss. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • Long-term use of Medrol may cause cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections.
  • If you have diabetes, then this drug may increase your blood sugar level. So you should test your urine for sugar frequently and contact your doctor if sugar is present. Because your dose of diabetes medication and your diet may need to be changed.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Medrol with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Medrol with the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Barbiturates
  • Blood thinners
  • Carbamazepine
  • Estrogen medications such as Premarin
  • Insulin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Oral diabetes drugs
  • Phenytoin
Overdose

After taken Medrol if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Medrol overdose include:

  • Obesity
  • A round face
  • Increased hair growth (especially around the face)
  • Acne
  • Bruising
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Swollen hands
  • Sore or weak muscles


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