Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
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1ml Suspension For Injection in Vial
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Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) belongs to the steroid hormone group of medicines.
Uses of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
The uses of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) include the treatment of lung diseases and joint pain and stiffness. Doctors also prescribe Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) for skin diseases, intestinal diseases, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
Contraindications of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) should not be taken by patients who are allergic to it, suffer from diabetes, have high blood pressure or liver or kidney dysfunction, have recently taken a vaccination or suffer from severe fungal infection.
Side effects of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
- Reduction in sleep
- Gastric ulcers which may bleed
- Nausea and vomiting
- Menstrual cycle irregularities
- High risk of infections
- Hypertension, anxiety, delusion and suicidal thoughts
- High salt content in the body
- Thrombosis in the leg veins
- Muscle cramps
- Allergies like skin rashes or facial swellings
- Blurred vision
- Increased pressure on eyes
- Worsening of diabetes
- Delayed growth in children
- Weight gain
Precautions and Warnings of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
Can I take Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) during pregnancy?
Avoid this medicine during pregnancy because it can harm the foetus. In case the patient become pregnant during the course of this treatment, the doctor must be consulted. Do not stop this medicine on your own.
Can I take Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid this medicine as it can retard the baby's growth and harm its health.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Though the medicine does not usually affect a person's driving ability, it should be avoided if one feels dizzy or has visual disturbances.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
There are no reports of this medicine's interactions with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Disclose your entire medical history to your physician, especially if you have
- Bleeding disorders
- Blood clots
- Mental disorders
- Blood pressure, hypertension
- Any other disease or health related condition
Mode of Action of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
How Does It Work?
This medicine provides relief in the cases of pain, swelling and redness. It is also used in the treatment of several other diseases of lungs, skin etc.
Directions for Use of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
The dosage of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) is given in the form of intramuscular injection or infusion in the vein by a doctor or a qualified nurse.
Interactions of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
Interactions with other medicines
There are reports of this medicine's interactions with active vaccines and several other medicines like aspirin, rifampin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, ketoconazole, and erythromycin.
Interactions with food items
This medicine is known to interact with grapefruit and its juice.
Other general Interactions
This medicine should be taken under strict medical supervision if the patient is suffering from bleeding problems, blood clots, brittle bones, diabetes, eye diseases, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, stomach ulcer, tuberculosis, and tumour of adrenal gland tissue.
Storage and disposal of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. It should be out of the children's reach.
Dosage of Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg)
Only a healthcare provider should inject this medicine. However, if you suspect an overdose, seek medical assistance immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of the medicine, consult your doctor regarding the schedule of this medicine's next dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does it take for this medicine to act?
A: Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) shows effect in about 3-4 days.
Q: What is the site of injection for this medicine?
A: This medicine may be injected in a muscle, through the affected skin tissue or intravenously. It should only be administered under a doctor's supervision.
Q: Can I get a vaccine if I have taken this medicine?
A: The medicine affects the efficacy of certain vaccines, hence it should be avoided unless considered necessary by an expert.
Q: Does the effect of this medicine last for a long time?
A: Depending on the dose, its effect can last from a few days to a couple of months.
Q: Can Depo Medrol Inj 1ml (40mg) be given to children?
A: In the case of children, it is always advisable to consult a doctor specialising in the treatment of children.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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