Sterio 8mg Tablet
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Sterio 8mg Tab is a steroid hormone medicine which belongs to the corticosteroid classifications of medicine. It is vital for various functions of the body. The generic name of Sterio 8mg Tab is Methylprednisolone.
Uses of Sterio 8mg Tab
Sterio 8mg Tab uses are to treat conditions such as of severe allergic reactions, certain types of cancers, arthritis, blood disorders, including certain lung diseases such as asthma, acute bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Contraindications of Sterio 8mg Tab
It is advisable to not take this medicine if you: are allergic to it or its constituents; have diabetic mellitus, increased blood pressure, kidneys or liver ailments, fungal infections, or if you have recently taken any kind of vaccinations.
Side effects of Sterio 8mg Tab
Sterio 8mg Tab side effects include stomach pain, ulcers in the stomach with bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, reduced sleep, allergic reactions such as skin rash, wheezing, swelling of the face, increased risk of getting infection, changes in menstrual cycles. This, however, is not the entire list of side effects. Consult your doctor in case you observe any other symptoms from above.
Precautions and Warnings of Sterio 8mg Tab
Can I take Sterio 8mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine crosses into the placenta and can affect the baby; hence, it is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy. The doctor should be consulted for more details.
Can I take Sterio 8mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is known to pass into breast milk and is not safe during breastfeeding. The doctor should be consulted for more details about its administration and alternatives.
Can I drive if I have consumed Sterio 8mg Tab?
It is probably safe to drive while taking this medicine as this medicine does not affect your ability or your fair judgement to drive; however, certain people have shown dizziness or vision problems. In such cases, it is advisable to avoid driving or the operation of tools or machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Sterio 8mg Tab?
It is probably safe to consume alcohol with this medicine since there are no known interactions of this medication with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Continued administration of this medicine can lead to blood clots, muscle cramps along with mental health disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and hallucinations (seeing or feeling things that do not exist).
Mode of Action of Sterio 8mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Sterio 8mg Tab composition controls the swelling, redness and pain, further leading to the control of several diseases.
Directions for Use of Sterio 8mg 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 8mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Sterio 8mg Tab for allergic reactions is known to have certain interactions with medicines such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, ketoconazole, aspirin, rifampin, erythromycin, digoxin, etc.
Interactions with food items
Grapefruit, its juices and extracts are known to have interaction with this medicine. So it should be avoided and your doctor should be consulted for more details.
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 8mg Tab
The medicine should not be used after the expiration date mentioned on it. This medicine needs 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 8mg Tab
Sterio 8mg Tab dosage should not exceed the prescribed dosage. Take caution not to overdose this medicines as its overdose may lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, nervousness, sleepiness, swelling of legs, ankles, or feet, etc. In the case of overdose, immediate medical attention needs to be sought.
Missed a Dose
This medicine needs to be administered in a continued and regular dosage, kindly avoid missing any dose. For the continued effectiveness of this medicine, take it at equally spaced time intervals. In the case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you recall 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 should be informed about your complete medical/surgical history along with any history of diabetes mellitus, kidney or liver disorders, recent vaccinations. Consult your doctor for more details in the administration of this medicine.
Q: Is this medicine legal in India?
A: Yes, this medicine is legal in India; however, it is only sold against a doctor's prescription.
Q: What are some of the symptoms of the use of this medicine in children?
A: Increase in appetite, weight gain and delayed growth are some of the symptoms observed with the use of this medicine in children.
Q: What should I do if the symptoms of the illness do not subside after using this medicine?
A: Complete the prescribed course of this medicine and if the symptoms do not subside, discontinue the medicine and seek immediate medical attention.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:14 AM (IST)
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