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Medrol 4mg Tablet

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Methylprednisone / Methylprednisolone(4.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Medrol 4 mg tablet is a steroid medicine. Medrol 4mg tablet is used for various conditions like skin allergies, asthma, gout, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, etc. Medrol 4 mg tablet contains methylpr...
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    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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Uses of Medrol 4mg Tablet

  • Medrol 4 mg tablet is used for various allergic ailments like asthma, skin allergies, and lung-related problems.
  • For relieving pain and swelling of joints in arthritis, gout, spondylitis, and bursitis.
  • As an anti-inflammatory agent for treating inflammation and swelling in different parts of the body.
  • For the treatment of various autoimmune disorders related to muscle, skin, lungs, blood formation, intestine, gut, and joints.
  • During surgeries, injuries, trauma, and transplants to modify the immune response.
  • To boost steroid levels when the body is not making enough natural steroid hormone on its own.

Contraindications of Medrol 4mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to this medicine, steroids or any other components of Medrol 4 mg tablet.
  • If you have any other infection and you are not taking any antibiotics or antiviral medicine to treat that infection.
  • If you have any severe fungal infection, such as infection of the lungs, throat or food pipe.
  • If you recently had or have an upcoming vaccination schedule.

Side effects of Medrol 4mg Tablet

  • Bloating
  • Swelling
  • Mood disorders
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Thinning of skin and acne
  • Delayed wound healing

Precautions and Warnings of Medrol 4mg Tablet



Can I take Medrol 4 mg tablet during pregnancy?
Pregnant women should not take Medrol 4 mg tablet as it can lead to low birth-weight, abnormal growth, and abnormal brain development 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 it outweigh the risks, a pregnant woman should not take this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Medrol 4 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Medrol 4 mg tablet may pass into breast milk in small amounts. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding unless prescribed by a physician.


Can I drive if I have consumed Medrol 4 mg tablet?
Medrol 4 mg tablet can make cause dizziness, fatigue and blurred vision. Therefore, you should avoid driving if you experience any of these symptoms.


Can I consume alcohol with Medrol 4 mg tablet?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and Medrol 4 mg tablet, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any skin allergies and a rise in blood sugar levels or you are diabetic.
  • You are experiencing mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
  • You 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.
  • It can impair the fertility of an individual.
  • Medrol 4 mg tablet may cause inflammation and swelling in different parts of your gut like the stomach, pancreas and can also cause ulcers.
  • Medrol 4 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.

Mode of Action of Medrol 4mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Methylprednisolone is a man-made steroid. Steroids are hormones produced in the human body and responsible for normal body functions. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflam...
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Directions for Use of Medrol 4mg Tablet

Medrol 4 mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It should preferably be taken after meals. It would be be...
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Interactions of Medrol 4mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • You may require a stronger dose of Medrol 4 mg tablet in case you are taking anti-tubercular medicines like Rifampicin, antibiotics like rifabutin, medicines to treat fits like Phenobarbital and Pheny...
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  • Concomitant use of antibiotic medicine like Troleandomycin & Isoniazid, blood pressure medicine like Mibefradil and ulcer medicine like Cimetidine can lead to steroid toxicity.
  • If you are taking medicines such as Carbamazepine used to treat fits, medicine like Aprepitant to stop vomiting, antifungal medicines like Itraconazole, medicines used to treat blood pressure and angi...
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  • There is an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking painkillers or aspirin along with Medrol 4 mg tablet.
  • Medicines used to treat muscle disorders (myasthenia gravis) such as Distigmine, Neostigmine, and Pancuronium, if taken along, can lead to muscle weakness.
  • It would help if you were cautious while taking any anti-diabetic medicine, medicines to stop blood clotting, a water pill, and aminoglutethimide.

Interactions with food items

Grapefruit Juice should be avoided while taking Medrol 4 mg tablet.

Storage and disposal of Medrol 4mg Tablet

  • Store Medrol 4mg tablets at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Medrol 4mg Tablet


Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause side effects, which can become severe over time. You must seek immediate medical assistance in case you take an excess of Medrol 4 mg tablet.

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my doctor before taking Medrol 4mg tablet?

A: It is important to inform your healthcare advisor about your complete medical & surgical history, especially if you have any diseases like bleeding anomalies, fungal infections, kidney ailments, or liver diseases.

Q: Can I stop taking Medrol 4 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: Can I take a vaccine if I am taking Medrol 4mg tablet?

A: Medrol can reduce the effectiveness of some vaccines. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor before doing so.

Q: Can Medrol 4mg tablet be given to children?

A: Medrol tablet should only be given to children if it is medically prescribed and in the exact dose as prescribed under adult supervision.

Q: What is the dosage of Medrol 4mg tablet for bronchitis?

A: Discuss with your doctor about the dosage for Medrol 4mg tablet for bronchitis. Do not self medicate with this medicine on your own.

Q: Can I use Medrol tablet for COVID-19?

A: No, Do not self medicate with Medrol on your own. Consult a doctor if you are infected with coronavirus and he/she may prescribe you the medicine right for your condition after accessing your condition, the severity of the infection and other parameters such as age, comorbidities, etc.


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ContainsMethylprednisone / Methylprednisolone(4.0 Mg)
UsesAllergies, autoimmune disorders, organ transplant, inflammatory disease
Side effectsIncreased susceptibility for infections, bloating, mood disorders, rise in blood pressure, stomach ulcers
Last Updated on: 02 Nov 2021 | 10:56 AM (IST)
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