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What is Methylprednisolone used for?

Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid prescribed to treat a wide variety of conditions such as allergic disorders, intestinal disorders, breathing disorders, eye diseases, blood diseases, skin diseases, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, and lupus. By preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation in the body, Methylprednisolone reduces symptoms such as swelling and redness. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Methylprednisolone?

Like other medicines, Methylprednisolone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Methylprednisolone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Methylprednisolone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Methylprednisolone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Methylprednisolone can cause side effects such as dizziness, weight gain, high blood pressure, headache, muscle weakness, insomnia, glaucoma, and irregular menses. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Methylprednisolone.

What is the recommended dosage of Methylprednisolone?

The dosage of Methylprednisolone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Methylprednisolone can be taken with food.

What if you miss a dose of Methylprednisolone?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Methylprednisolone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Methylprednisolone?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Methylprednisolone, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Methylprednisolone?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Methylprednisolone.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Methylprednisolone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Methylprednisolone can interact with blood thinners, diabetes medications, and seizure medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Methylprednisolone?

Is it possible for me to take Methylprednisolone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Methylprednisolone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Methylprednisolone?
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How to reduce the risk of Methylprednisolone drug interactions and side effects?

How long does it take for Methylprednisolone to work?

Methylprednisolone over the counter medicine works very quickly — usually in just one to four days — if the prescribed dose is adequate for reducing the particular level of inflammation. Some people might notice the effects of prednisone hours after consumption of the first dose.

Where can I buy Methylprednisolone over the counter?

Methylprednisolone over the counter medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid). Methylprednisolone alternative works on the immune system to help relieve swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. This medicine is available only with the doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Methylprednisolone without a prescription?

Methylprednisolone without prescription is not available as it is an oral tablet is a prescription drug which is available as the brand-name drug Medrol. This medicine is also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version.


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Methylprednisolone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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