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Methylprednisolone

Medrol

Company Pfizer, Inc.
Content Methylprednisolone
PPD Classification Corticosteroid Hormones
Drug Class Rx (please see your doctor for proper supervision)
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Indication Endocrine disorders: Adjunct to mineralocorticoids in primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, cancer-associated hypercalcemia, nonsuppurative thyroiditis. Acute episodes/exacerbations of rheumatic disorders: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile RA, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis (OA), epicondylitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, acute gouty arthritis, post-trauma OA, acute/subacute bursitis. During exacerbation/maintenance therapy of collagen diseases: SLE, polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, polymyositis, acute rheumatic carditis. Dermatologic diseases: bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigus, severe erythema multiforme, severe psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, mycosis fungoides. Control of severe or incapacitating allergic states intractable to adequate trials of conventional treatment such as seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, serum sickness, bronchial asthma, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis. Severe acute/chronic allergic and inflammatory ophthalmic diseases: allergic corneal marginal ulcers, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, anterior segment inflammation, diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis, sympathetic ophthalmia, allergic conjunctivitis, keratitis, chorioretinitis, optic neuritis, iritis and iridocyclitis. Respiratory diseases: symptomatic sarcoidosis, berylliosis, unresponsive Loeffler's syndrome, adjuvant to antituberculosis chemotherapy in fulminating/disseminated pulmonary TB, aspiration pneumonitis. Hematologic disorders: secondary/idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, erythroblastopenia, congenital (erythroid) hypoplastic anemia. For the palliative management of neoplastic diseases such as adult leukemias and lymphomas, childhood acute leukemia. To induce diuresis or remission of proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome without uremia or that due to lupus erythematosus. To tide the patient over a critical period of gastrointestinal disease such as ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis. Nervous system disorders such as acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis and management of edema associated with brain tumor. Organ transplantation; adjunct to appropriate antituberculous therapy in tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block; trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement.
Dosage For dosage information of prescription medicine, please consult with your doctor.
Contraindications Systemic fungal infections. Hypersensitivity. Lactation.
Precautions May increase susceptibility to infection & mask some signs of infection & symptoms of peptic ulcer. Kaposi's sarcoma, allergic reactions, secondary adrenocortical insufficiency, steroid "withdrawal syndrome" seemingly unrelated to adrenocortical insufficiency, skin reactions and anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, increase in blood glucose, psychic derangements, epidural lipomatosis, Cushing's syndrome, cataracts, exophthalmos, increased IOP, central serous chorioretinopathy, secondary fungal and viral infections of the eye, dyslipidemia, hypertension, thrombosis including venous thromboembolism, acute pancreatitis, acute myopathy, osteoporosis, elevation of BP, salt and water retention, increased excretion of potassium; and growth suppression in children. Cushing's disease, seizure disorders, myasthenia gravis, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, ocular herpes simplex, existing CV risk factors, hypertension, CHF, thromboembolic disorders, non-specific ulcerative colitis, concomitant use of aspirin and NSAIDs, renal insufficiency. Should only be administered to patients with suspected or identified pheochromocytoma after an appropriate risk/benefit evaluation. Preg Risk: C.
Drug Interactions Rifampicin, isoniazid, oral anticoagulants, carbamazepine, phenytoin, Phenobarbital, anticholinergics (e.g. neuromuscular blockers), anticholinesterases, antidiabetics aprepitant, azole antifungals, aminoglutethimide, diltiazem, oral contraceptives, cyclosporine, erythromycin, NSAIDs, potassium-depleting agents, and HIV- protease inhibitors.
Side Effects Fluid & electrolyte, musculoskeletal, GI, dermatologic, neurological, endocrine, ophthalmic & metabolic disturbances.
Available Forms Tablet 4 mg, 16 mg.
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P65.40 in Negros Grace Pharmacy
Tablet 4 mg
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