What is Medrol?
Medrol containing the active ingredient methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid type of medication. The medication prevents certain substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is used to treat conditions caused by inflammation such as allergic disorders, asthma and certain types of arthritis, skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid and intestinal disorders. Some patients may also use the medication to treat certain types of cancer.
How is Medrol used?
Medrol should be taken orally exactly as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken along with a meal or some milk to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. Avoid consuming any grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can increase the risk of side effects.
Patients using Medrol may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Increased sweating
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Signs of infections
- Unusual weight gain
- Menstrual period
- Mental or mood changes
- Slow wound healing
- Unusual hair growth
- Bloody or tarry stools
The medication may cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Let doctors know you are using the medication if taking any medical tests.
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.
Medrol 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.