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Medrol 16mg Tablet
Medrol 16mg Tablet
Medrol 16mg Tablet
Medrol 16mg Tablet

Medrol 16mg Tablet

By PFIZER PRODUCT INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
14 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 151.64*
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Medrol 16 MG Description

Medrol 16 mg tablet contains methylprednisolone as an active ingredient, commonly known as steroids. It is used in various conditions like skin allergies, asthma and lung-related problems. Tab Medrol

will decrease the immune response by altering the action of the chemical substance responsible for allergies and inflammatory conditions. You should take this medicine in the correct dose and for the exact duration as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised to complete the full course of the treatment as per the doctor's directions. Incomplete treatment may result in worsening health conditions. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose of the medicine. Before using the Medrol 16, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history. Inform your doctor if you have taken any vaccination or have a vaccination scheduled.

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ContainsMethylprednisone / Methylprednisolone(16.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic and inflammatory conditions
Side effectsIncreased risk for infections, stomach ulcers, acne
TherapySTEROID
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Uses of Medrol 16 MG

Medrol 16 mg Tablet is used for the treatment and/or suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders associated with different organs. It is also helpful in various allergic ailments like asthma, s...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Medrol 16 MG

  • If you are allergic to the Medrol 16 mg tablet, steroids or any other components of the Medrol 16 mg tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any kind of severe fungal infection such as infection of the lungs, throat or food pipe.
  • If you have any untreated infection.
  • If you recently had or have an upcoming vaccination scheduled.
sideEffects

Side effects of Medrol 16 MG

  • Increased risk for infections
  • Acne
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mood disorders
  • Thinning of the skin
  • High blood pressure
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Medrol 16 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Medrol 16 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant women should not take the Medrol 16 mg tablet as it can lead to low birth weight, abnormal growth in the unborn baby. Cases of cataracts have been observed in babies born to mothers taking these steroids for the long term. Thus, unless your doctor feels that the benefits of taking this medicine outweigh the risks to the feotus, a pregnant woman should not take this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Medrol 16 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Medrol 16 mg tablet may pass into the breastmilk in small amounts. Hence the use of this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Medrol 16 mg tablet?
A:
Medrol 16 mg tablet can cause confusion, dizziness and mental problems. Therefore, if you experience any of these symptoms after taking this medicine, do not drive.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Medrol 16 mg tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction of the Medrol 16 mg tablet with alcohol. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking it.
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Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver or kidney.
  • You develop any skin allergies after taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet.
  • You are diabetic or have tuberculosis.
  • You are experiencing mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
  • You have glaucoma or are experiencing visual disturbances and eye infections. Upon long-term use, there is a probability that you may develop a cataract.
  • You are elderly, you have a heart problem, high blood pressure and cholesterol, blood clotting problems, liver and kidney diseases.
  • You are suffering from a condition causing muscle weakness or have osteoporosis.
  • You are suffering from Cushing’s disease, Pheochromocytoma, Scleroderma or Kaposi’s sarcoma.
  • It can impair the fertility of an individual.
  • Medrol 16 mg tablet can make you more prone to infections, in case you already have an infection like a fungal infection, you have measles or chickenpox or you are taking medicines to suppress the imm...
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  • Children and adolescents receiving steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard the growth.
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Mode of Action of Medrol 16 MG

How Does It Work?

Medrol 16 mg tablet is effective against many diseases and works by reducing swelling, pain and redness. Methylprednisolone is a man-made steroid. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergi...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Medrol 16 MG

  • Take the Medrol 16 mg tablet exactly as prescribed by your physician.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not stop it abruptly, as this can lead to side effects.
  • Taking a dose higher or lower than prescribed is not advisable.
interactions

Interactions of Medrol 16 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Medrol 16 mg tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Especially, if you are taking anti-tubercular medicines, anti...
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  • Immunosuppressants like Ciclosporin and Tacrolimus, you are more likely to experience side effects of either of the medicine.
  • Concomitant use of painkillers can cause the risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Medicines used to treat muscle disorders (myasthenia gravis or muscle weakness) such as Distigmine, Neostigmine and Pancuronium, if taken along with the Medrol 16 mg tablet, can lead to muscle weaknes...
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Interactions with food items

Avoid having grapefruit juice while taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Medrol 16 MG

  • Store the Medrol 16 mg tablet at room temperature and away from extreme heat and moisture.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Medrol 16 MG

Overdose

Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause side effects, which can become severe over time. If you think you have taken too much of the Medrol 16 mg tablet contact your doctor immediately or visit...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it's time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose of the Medrol 16 mg tablet to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I inform my doctor before taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet?

A: You must inform your doctor if you have diabetes or if you have recently received any live vaccines such as measle, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox or flu.

Q: Does Medrol 16 mg tablet affect vaccinations?

A: Medrol 16 mg tablet can reduce the effectiveness of live or weakened vaccines. Hence, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking any vaccine.

Q: Can I stop taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet on my own if I feel my symptoms are recovering?

A: No, steroids therapy should not be stopped abruptly, your doctor will gradually reduce your dose before completely withdrawing this therapy.

Q: Is the Medrol 16 mg tablet a steroid?

A: Yes, the Medrol 16 mg tablet is a steroid, which reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers responsible for the condition.

Q: Can I take Medrol 16mg for covid-19?

A: Do not self medicate Medrol 16, if you are a covid-19 positive patient. It is strictly advised to take Medrol 16mg only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q: What are the side effects of Medrol 16 mg?

A: Medrol 16 may cause side effects sometimes, such as thinning of the skin, mood disorders, acne, stomach problems, muscular weakness, etc.

Q: What is Medrol 16 mg tablet used for?

A: Medrol 16 mg tablet is used for the treatment and/or suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders associated with different organs. It is also helpful in various allergic ailments like asthma, skin allergies.

Q: Should you take the Medrol with food?

A: You should take the Medrol preferably in the morning with food or after food to prevent stomach upset. It's important to take Medrol exactly as your doctor has advised. It is also advised to avoid eating liquorice while taking this medicine, as it may increase the risk of low potassium.

Q: Is Medrol good for cough?

A: A cough could be due to different causes and hence it would be best to take a doctor's advice before taking any medicine to treat cough.

Q: Does Medrol help asthma?

A: Yes, Medrol is helpful in the management of asthma or in various allergic ailments like skin allergies and lung-related problems. Medrol contains methylprednisolone as an active ingredient that acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflammation.

Q: How much of Medrol is safe to consume?

A: The dosage of Medrol might vary from patient to patient as per their condition. Less severe conditions will require less dosage however selected patients might require a higher dosage. Although, you must take this medicine as advised by your doctor in the prescribed dose only. Avoid self-medicating yourself.

Q: Can I take Medrol 16 every day?

A: The doctor will decide the specific dose for a specific duration depending upon the severity of the condition. Do not take it endlessly on your own without consulting a doctor.

Q: Can Medrol be taken on a long term basis?

A: You can take Medrol for the long term but for the prescribed duration only. Sometimes, the doctor might prescribe it for a longer duration depending on the condition being treated. But do not exceed the maximum daily doses and treatment durations recommended.

Q: What is Medrol tablet?

  • Medrol 16 mg tablet is a steroid medicine that is used for the treatment and/or suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders associated with different organs.
  • It is also helpful in various allergic ailments like asthma, skin allergies.

Q: Is Medrol tablet a controlled substance?

A: A controlled substance is a medicine or other substance that is tightly controlled by the government because it may be abused or cause addiction. Medrol tablet contains methylprednisolone as the active ingredient which is not a controlled substance.

Q: What is the difference between Medrol and prednisone?

A: Medrol tablet contains methylprednisolone as the active substance. Both methylprednisolone and prednisone belong to a class of medicines called corticosteroids. However, methylprednisolone is stronger than prednisone.

Q: Is Medrol tablet an antibiotic?

A: No, Medrol tablet is not an antibiotic. It is a steroid medicine that is used for the treatment and/or suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders associated with different organs.

Q: Is Medrol safe during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant women should not take Medrol tablet unless recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.
Product Details
Brand
MEDROL
Expires on or After
29/06/2026
Last Updated on: 27 May 2022 | 10:58 PM (IST)
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