Zempred 8mg Tablet
Zempred 8mg Tablet

Zempred 8mg Tablet

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Zempred 8 MG Description

Zempred 8 tablet contains Methylprednisolone. It is a corticosteroid that belongs to a class of steroid medicines. It is used in various allergic conditions like skin allergies, asthma and lung-relate...
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ContainsMethylprednisone / Methylprednisolone(8.0 Mg)
ClassificationSTEROID
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Uses of Zempred 8 MG

  • For various allergic ailments like asthma, skin allergies, and lung-related problems.
  • For relieving pain and swelling of joints in arthritis, gout, spondylitis, and bursitis.
  • As an anti-inflammatory agent for treating inflammation and swelling in different parts of the body.
  • For the treatment of various autoimmune disorders related to muscle, skin, lungs, blood formation, intestine, gut and joints.
  • For certain types of cancers like blood cancer and cancer-associated with the lymphatic system.
  • During surgeries, injuries, trauma and transplants to modify the immune response.
  • To boost steroid levels when the body is not making enough natural steroid hormone on its own.

Contraindications of Zempred 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to this medicine, steroids or any other components of this medicine.
  • If you have any severe fungal infection, such as infection of the lungs, throat or food pipe.
  • If you have any other infection and you are not taking any antibiotics or antiviral medicine to treat that infection.
  • If you recently had or have an upcoming vaccination scheduled.

Side effects of Zempred 8 MG

  • Increased susceptibility for infections
  • A rise in blood pressure
  • Bleeding stomach ulcers
  • Bloating and increased water retention in the body
  • Mood disorders
  • Muscle weakness and delayed growth in children
  • Eye disorders like cataracts
  • Thinning of skin and acne
  • Delayed wound healing

Precautions and Warnings of Zempred 8 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zempred 8 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant women should not take Zempred 8 tablet as it can lead to low birth-weight, abnormal growth, and abnormal brain development in the growing foetus. Cases of cataracts have been observed in babies born to mothers taking these steroids for the long term. Thus, unless your doctor feels that the benefits of taking it outweigh the risks, a pregnant woman should not take this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zempred 8 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
The components of Zempred 8 tablet may pass into breast milk in small amounts. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers unless prescribed by a physician.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zempred 8 tablet?
A:
Zempred 8 tablets can make you feel dizzy, fatigued, and may also affect your vision. Therefore, you should avoid driving if you experience any of these symptoms.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zempred 8 tablet?
A:
Although the interaction of Zempred 8 tablet with alcohol is not known, it is advisable to consult your physician before drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any skin allergies and rise in blood sugar levels or you are diabetic.
  • You are experiencing mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
  • You are experiencing visual disturbances and eye infections. Upon long-term use, there is a probability that you may develop a cataract.
  • Zempred 8 tablet can make you more prone to infections, in case you already have an infection like a fungal infection, you have measles or chickenpox, or you are taking medicines to suppress the immun...
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  • 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.
  • Zempred 8 tablet may cause inflammation and swelling in different parts of your gut like the 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 Zempred 8 MG

How Does It Work?

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

Take Zempred 8 tablet with water, preferably after meals as prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Zempred 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You may require a stronger dose of Zempred 8 tablet in case you are taking anti-tubercular medicines like Rifampicin, antibiotics like Rifabutin, medicines to treat fits like Phenobarbital and Phenyto...
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  • Concomitant use of antibiotic medicine like Troleandomycin & Isoniazid, blood pressure medicine like Mibefradil and ulcer medicine like Cimetidine can lead to steroid toxicity.
  • If you are taking medicines such as Carbamazepine used to treat fits, medicine like Aprepitant to stop vomiting, antifungal medicines like Itraconazole, medicines used to treat blood pressure and angi...
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  • There is an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking painkillers or aspirin along with Zempred 8 tablet.
  • Medicines used to treat muscle disorders (myasthenia gravis) such as Distigmine, Neostigmine, and Pancuronium, if taken along, can lead to muscle weakness.
  • It would help if you were cautious while taking any anti-diabetic medicine, medicines to stop blood clotting, water pills, and aminoglutethimide

Interactions with food items

Grapefruit Juice should be avoided while taking Zempred 8 tablet.

Storage and disposal of Zempred 8 MG

  • Store Zempred 8 tablet at room temperature and away from sunlight, heat and moisture
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets
  • It should be kept in the packaging provided

Dosage of Zempred 8 MG

Overdose

Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause side effects, which can become severe over time. You must seek immediate medical assistance in case you take an excess of Zempred 8 tablet.

Missed a Dose

The missed dose should be taken immediately, as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the normal medicine schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I inform my healthcare advisor before taking Zempred 8 tablet?

A: It is important to inform your healthcare advisor about your complete medical & surgical history, especially if you have any diseases like bleeding anomalies, fungal infections, kidney ailments or liver diseases.

Q: Can I stop taking Zempred 8 tablet on my own?

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 vaccines if I am taking Zempred 8 tablet?

A: Zempred 8 tablet can reduce the effectiveness of some vaccines. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor before doing so.
Product Details
Brand
ZEMPRED
Country of Origin
India
Last Updated on: 31 Oct 2020 | 03:34 PM (IST)

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