Medrol 8mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
By PFIZER LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
It is a cortisone-like steroid or medicine also called a corticosteroid.
Uses of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S uses are to treat a wide range of conditions such as: lung disorders like asthma, acute bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; joint diseases like arthritis; renal disorders; skin diseases like eczema; intestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; multiple sclerosis and eye or vision problems
Contraindications of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
- Allergic reaction to methylprednisolone
- diabetes mellitus
- recent history of any vaccination
- increased blood pressure
- kidney or liver problems
- any severe fungal infection
Side effects of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
The Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S side effects are high risk of getting infection; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea; ulcers in the stomach that can bleed; decreased sleep; mental health issues - feeling depressed, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, hallucinations; changes in menstrual cycles; allergic reactions, such as skin rash, swelling of the face or wheezing and difficulty breathing; tendency to thrombose; elevated blood pressure; muscular weakness; swelling, increased water and salt content in the body; muscle cramps; eye problems; delayed growth in children; increased appetite and weight gain; worsening of existing diabetes
Precautions and Warnings of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine crosses the placenta, affects the baby, can have a harmful effect on the baby's growth, and hence should be avoided during pregnancy. If you are on this medicine and happen to become pregnant, do not stop this medicine abruptly on your own. Consult your doctor immediately.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be taken by a mother who is breastfeeding, as it can pass into the human breast milk and can affect growth of the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It does not affect the driving ability. It can cause dizziness or vision problems in some people. In such scenarios it is preferable to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S?
No known interaction is noted with alcohol as per records.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. If you are allergic to it or any other medicine, have any fungal infection, have a history of liver, kidney, heart disease, high BP, TB, etc.
Mode of Action of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
It acts on the immune system to relieve inflammation, itching, redness, etc.
Directions for Use of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
The medicine is to be taken exactly as prescribed. You should not stop it abruptly without consulting with your physician. In some people, it may cause stomach upset, in such cases it can be taken with food or milk.
Interactions of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
It may interact with aldesleukin, mifepristone, and also warfarin and NSAIDs that can cause bleeding. It may also interact with OT medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
Interactions with food items
Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S may cause stomach upset. In such cases, take it with food or milk.
Other general Interactions
Before taking Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S you should tell your doctor if there is any history of liver, kidney disease, recent vaccination, fungal infection, etc. as this medicine weakens the immune system and there are more chances of infection.
Storage and disposal of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
Store this medication in a tightly closed container at room temperature and at a distance from excess heat and moisture. Keep it out of children's reach. Unused or expired medicines should not be flushed down into the toilet but disposed of by the medicine take-back method.
Dosage of Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S
In case of overdose, you should immediately contact the treating physician. In cases of emergencies like collapse or seizure, you should call the emergency services.
Missed a Dose
If a dose is missed, then take it immediately when you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose then do not take that missed dose and follow the normal Medrol 8mg Tablet 10'S dosage schedule. Avoid taking a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the mechanism of action of the medicine?
A: This medicine is a synthetic corticosteroid. It affects the metabolism in many ways and modifies the immune system. It also blocks inflammation and is used in a wide variety of inflammatory diseases affecting many organs.
Q: How should I take this medicine?
A: It is to be taken exactly as prescribed. You should not stop it abruptly without consulting the physician. Depending on your response to it, your doctor may adjust the dose. In some people, it may cause stomach upset, so it can be taken with food or milk.
Q: What dietary precautions does one need to know while on this medicine?
A: Take this medicine with food to lessen an upset stomach. Drink good amount of water every 24 hours, unless told to restrict the fluid intake, and also maintain good nutrition. In order to reduce nausea, eat small, frequent meals and take anti-nausea medication with prior consultation. Drinking alcoholic beverages should be avoided. Also avoid tea, coffee, chocolate and colas as it may irritate your stomach.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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