Medrol 8 mg tablet is used in various allergic conditions like skin allergies, asthma and lung-related problems. It contains Methylprednisolone, which belongs to the class of medicines called steroids, as its active ingredient. 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. You should not stop Medrol 8 mg tablet abruptly otherwise, it can increase the risk of the symptoms returning. You may experience few side effects like stomach pain, diarrhoea, skin rash or facial swelling, etc. while taking this medication. If you experience persistent signs or any uneasiness while using this medicine, then contact your doctor immediately. Before using Medrol 8 mg tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: What should I inform my doctor before taking the Medrol 8 mg tablet?
A: You must inform your doctor if you have diabetes, as this medicine may increase sugar levels or if you have recently received any live vaccines such as measle, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox or flu.
Q: Does the Medrol 8 mg tablet affect vaccinations?
A: Medrol 8 mg tablet can reduce the effectiveness of live or weakened vaccines. Hence, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking any vaccine.
Q: What is the duration of the effect of Medrol 8 mg tablet?
A: Medrol 8 mg tablet of this medicine lasts for approximately 36 hours.
Q: Can I stop taking Medrol 8 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 Medrol 8 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: What should I avoid while taking Medrol 8?
A: You should inform your doctor if you recently had or are about to have any vaccination. You must not have ‘live’ vaccines while taking Medrol 8mg tablet.