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Medrol 8mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medrol 8 MG Description

Medrol 8 mg tablet is used to treat various allergic conditions, relieve pain and inflammation of various body parts. It contains methylprednisolone which belongs to a class of medications called ste

roids. Methylprednisolone acts by inhibiting the release of various chemical substances responsible for allergic and inflammatory conditions. Medrol 8 mg tablet should be used cautiously by children below 18 years of age, as long term use may result in growth retardation. You should take this medicine as advised by your doctor, do not stop the medicine abruptly as it may result in withdrawal effects. Side effects of this medicine are mood swings, infections, weakness, weight gain. Mostly the side effects get resolved on their own over a short duration, however, if your condition deteriorates visit the nearest doctor or clinic.


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ContainsMethylprednisone / Methylprednisolone(8.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic condition, Pain, Inflammation
Side effectsInfection, weight gain, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure
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Uses of Medrol 8 MG

Medrol 8 mg tablet uses include treating arthritis, blood disorders, allergic reactions, eye conditions, swelling, pain, skin/intestinal/kidney/lung disorders.

Contraindications of Medrol 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to Methylprednisolone or any other ingredients of Medrol 8 mg tablet.
  • If you have a fungal infection or any other systemic infection.
  • If you have administered a live or attenuated vaccine recently.

Side effects of Medrol 8 MG

  • Infection
  • Facial puffiness
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Altered mood
  • Ulcer of stomach
  • Muscle weakness

Precautions and Warnings of Medrol 8 MG



Can I take Medrol 8 mg tablet during pregnancy?
Steroids when taken for a longer duration and repeatedly may increase the risk of growth retardation in the foetus. Cases of cataracts also have been observed in babies born to mothers taking steroids for a long term. Thus, the Medrol 8 mg tablet should only be taken when the doctor recommends after assessing if the benefits overweigh the risks to the pregnant women and the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Medrol 8 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Medrol 8 mg tablet passes into the breast milk in small amounts. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding unless it is prescribed by the doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Medrol 8 mg tablet?
If you experience dizziness, visual disturbance, fatigue after taking Medrol 8 mg tablet then avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Medrol 8 mg tablet?
Although there is no known interaction of this medicine with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you have a habit of drinking regularly.

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 experience mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
  • You experience 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, be cautious.
  • You have a history of muscle weakness due to steroid therapy or have a condition called myasthenia gravis.
  • Medrol 8 mg tablet makes you more prone to infections, in case you already have an infection like fungal infection or you have measles or chickenpox or you are taking medicines to suppress immune resp...
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  • Medrol 8 mg tablet may cause inflammation and swelling in different parts of your gut like stomach, pancreas and can also cause ulcers.
  • Children and adolescents receiving steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard the growth.

Mode of Action of Medrol 8 MG

How Does It Work?

Methylprednisolone is a steroid. Steroids are hormones produced in the human body and are responsible for performing the normal body functions. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies ...
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Directions for Use of Medrol 8 MG

  • Take Medrol 8 mg tablet as instructed by your doctor as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.

Interactions of Medrol 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should not take any live vaccine while taking this medicine as it can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
  • Antacids and antibiotics rifamycin and erythromycin can reduce the effect of this medicine.
  • You may require a higher dose of this medicine if you are taking medicines to treat fits like phenobarbital, phenytoin.
  • If you are taking antifungal medicines like amphotericin and ketoconazole, oral contraceptive medicines like ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, antibiotics like troleandomycin and erythromycin, imm...
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  • There is an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking painkillers or aspirin along with this medicine.
  • You should be cautious if you are taking any anti-diabetic medicine like insulin, medicines to stop blood clotting, a water pill and thyroid medicine such as carbimazole and thiamazole, medicines for ...
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  • Somatropin a growth hormone if taken along with this medicine can inhibit its growth in an individual.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Interactions with food items

Medrol 8 mg tablet interacts with grapefruit or its juices/extract and may lead to unwanted side effects.

Storage and disposal of Medrol 8 MG

  • Keep this medication away from children and pets.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature not exceeding 25°C.
  • Do not use this medicine post its expiration date.
  • Follow medical waste management protocol at the time of disposal of this medicine.
  • This medication does not require any special storage conditions.

Dosage of Medrol 8 MG


Taking more than the prescribed dose of Medrol 8 mg tablet can cause side effects like mental disorders, hallucinations, altered mood, irregular heartbeats or sometimes it can even prove to be fatal. ...
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Missed a Dose

  • If you have missed any dose of this 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 this medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before starting Medrol 8 tablet?

A: Report your complete medical history, especially any history of diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor for more details.

Q: Should I worry about vaccinations while taking Medrol 8 tablet?

A: Kindly inform your doctor if you have received any vaccinations for measle mumps, chickenpox, flu or rubella, as this medicine is known to have interactions in some scenarios. Consult your doctor for further details.

Q: Why is Medrol 8 tablet unsafe during breastfeeding?

A: Medrol 8 tablet is known to pass into the breastmilk, which might harm the infant as it increases the risk of infections, hampers the growth, and may even cause an eye condition such as a cataract. Thus, it is unsafe and advisable to avoid taking this medicine during breastfeeding, unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Is Medrol 8 tablet a steroid?

A: Yes, Medrol 8 tablet is a steroid belonging to the corticosteroid group of medicine. This medicine reduces the immune response.
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