|| Acto-Pred 4
|| Ferring GmbH
What is Acto-Pred 4?
Acto-Pred containing the active ingredient methylprednisolone is considered a corticosteroid hormone with an anti-inflammatory effect. The medication works by suppressing the bodyís immune system to reduce swelling and inflammation. It can be used to treat a large variety of conditions including arthritis, severe allergic reactions, asthma, Crohnís disease, blood disorders, eye conditions, skin, kidney, intestinal or lung diseases and even some types of cancers.
How is Acto-Pred 4 used?
Acto-Pred should only be taken orally as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken with a meal or with a glass of milk. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the treatment may cause a relapse in the condition or severe withdrawal symptoms.
Patients using Acto-Pred may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Appetite changes
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle weakness
- Bone or joint pain
- Unusual weight gain
- Menstrual period changes
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Mental or mood changes
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision problems
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Acto-Pred 4 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.