Sterio 16mg Tablet
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Sterio 16mg Tab is a steroid hormone medicine that is required by the body for various functions. It belongs to the classification of medicines known as corticosteroid hormone. The generic name of Sterio 16mg Tab is Methylprednisolone.
Uses of Sterio 16mg Tab
Sterio 16mg Tab uses are in the treatment of arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain types of cancers, along with lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute bronchitis.
Contraindications of Sterio 16mg Tab
- If you are allergic to it or its constituents
- If you have taken vaccines recently
- If you have diabetic mellitus
- If you have increased blood pressure
- If you have kidney or liver ailments
- If you have fungal infections
Side effects of Sterio 16mg Tab
Sterio 16mg Tab side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, ulcers in the stomach with bleeding, reduced sleep, increased risk of getting infections, changes in menstrual cycles, allergic reactions such as skin rash, wheezing, swelling of the face, etc.
Precautions and Warnings of Sterio 16mg Tab
Can I take Sterio 16mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine is unsafe during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as this medicine crosses into the placenta and can affect the baby in harmful ways. So, it should be avoided and your doctor should be proper consulted for its administration and alternatives.
Can I take Sterio 16mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is unsafe while breastfeeding as this medicine passes into the breast milk and should be avoided. Consult your doctor for its administration or alternatives.
Can I drive if I have consumed Sterio 16mg Tab?
This medicine does not affect your ability to drive; however, certain people have reported dizziness or vision problems after its administration. In such cases it is advisable to avoid driving or operating tools or machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Sterio 16mg Tab?
There are no known interactions of this medication with alcoholic beverages; hence, it is probably safe to consume alcoholic beverages along with this medicine
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Prolonged intake of this medicine may lead to some mental health disorders such as depression, thoughts of suicide, anxiety and hallucinations (seeing or feeling things that do not exist).
Mode of Action of Sterio 16mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Sterio 16mg Tab composition controls the swelling, redness and pain, further leading to the control of several diseases.
Directions for Use of Sterio 16mg Tab
This medicine is for oral use only and should be taken with food. Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be swallowed (not chewed, broken or crushed ) whole with water.
Interactions of Sterio 16mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Sterio 16mg Tab for arthritis and allergic reactions is reported to have interactions with medicines such as aspirin, rifampin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, ketoconazole, erythromycin, digoxin, etc.
Interactions with food items
This medicine is known to interact with grapefruit or its juice, further leading to certain side effects. Hence, the use of grapefruits should be avoided.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is reported to have interactions with medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, increased blood pressure, and kidney and liver ailments.
Storage and disposal of Sterio 16mg Tab
The medicine should not be used after the expiry date mentioned on it. This medicine is supposed to be stored at room temperatures in a closed container not exceeding 25°C and away from sunlight, moisture and reach of the children. Proper medical waste management protocol is recommended for the disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Sterio 16mg Tab
Sterio 16mg Tab dosage should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, nervousness, sleepiness, swelling of legs, ankles, or feet, etc. In the case of overdose, immediate medical attention is suggested.
Missed a Dose
This medicine is for regular dosage, so it is best to avoid missing a dose. In the case of a missed dose, it should be taken as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the following dose, do not take the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before taking this medicine?
A: Your doctor is supposed to be informed about your complete medical/surgical history along with any history of diabetes mellitus, kidney or liver disorders, recent vaccinations.
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions while taking this medicine?
A: Potassium supplements are necessary to be taken along with this medicine.
Q: Does this medicine affect paediatric patients?
A: Yes, this medicine may delay the growth of children; however, it is a rare occurrence. You should consult your doctor for its administration in children.
Q: Should I be worried about the use of marijuana (cannabis) while taking this medicine?
A: The use of marijuana with this medicine can cause increased dizziness. Hence, it should be avoided.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:27 AM (IST)
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