Methylprednisolone comes under the category of a synthetic glucocorticoid drug. Glucocorticoid drug is a strong drug that is used for inflammation and helps the immune system manage several symptoms associated with your health issues. Methylprednisolone is a steroid. It is used for hormone disorders as this medicine is a corticosteroid hormone.
The medicine is taken to fight against inflammation and as an immunosuppressive drug. It suppresses your immune system’s reaction to reduce symptoms like swelling and pain.
Methylprednisolone is administered for cancers, allergic reactions, arthritis, blood disorders, and eye problems. It is also administered to treat inflammation (swelling), adrenal problems, asthma, problems related to bone marrow, vision problems, and lupus. Lupus is the disease when your immune system starts attacking your immune system in which your tissues and even organs get affected. It is used to address problems related to kidney, and ulcerative colitis.
Methylprednisolone is a steroid that suppresses the body’s ability to produce specific chemical messengers that induce allergies and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Methylprednisolone is available in tablet and injection form. Tablets are available in different strengths e.g. 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg, and in injections 2 mg,5 mg,25 mg,20 mg/mL,40 mg/ml, and 80 mg/ml.
The adult Range is 2 mg to 60 mg per day in the TDS system. The intramuscular dose range is 10 mg to 80 mg every one to two weeks.
The Pediatric Range of a dose is 0.117-1.66 mg/kg/day orally in different spells every 6-8 hours.
It depends upon the condition of the patient and dose adjustment is made by your medical professional. This medication is not to be stopped immediately without consulting your doctor as stopping the medicine abruptly can result in problems related to your appetite, may make your stomach upset, may lead to joint & muscle pain, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, and weight loss. So, your doctor will advise how you can stop this medicine by tapering the dose.
Methylprednisolone medication is used for patients suffering from arthritis, asthma, and allergies. It is also used as immunosuppressive medicine beneficial in autoimmune system diseases like lupus. It acts as an anti-inflammatory medication. Methylprednisolone plays a very important role in the treatment of numerous endocrines, and problems related to respiratory diseases, used to manage certain types of cancers, and intestinal disorders. It is also beneficial in hematologic, and immunologic conditions. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid and is considered a natural hormone and can be compared with the hormones produced by your adrenal glands. When this hormone is not produced by your gland, this medication acts as a substitute.
As a patient, before taking Methylprednisolone, you must be aware of the sensitivity of other medications. Let your treating doctor know If you are allergic to methylprednisolone, tartrazine, aspirin, or any other drug. Tell the doctor in case you are taking medicines for blood thinner, arthritis, medicines like aspirin, azithromycin, cyclosporine, estrogen, and vitamins. Methylprednisolone may not be taken by patients suffering from fungal infection except skin fungal. If you have suffered from any liver, kidney, or heart disease, diabetes, high BP, TB, ulcers, mental disorder, or less active thyroid gland. Make sure to bring these to the notice of your doctor about these diseases before your doctor prescribes Methylprednisolone. If you develop any dental problems, tell your dentist that you are taking Methylprednisolone so that Precautions may be taken by your dental surgeon before undertaking any dental surgery.