What Is Medrol?
Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a glucocorticoid (adrenocortical steroids) that can reduce the immune response and increase inflammation. It’s utilize in a variety of diseases, including the endocrine, hematologic and rheumatologic, dermatologic, allergy, immunologic, and ophthalmologic, among others. The drug is sold in generic forms.
What Are the Side Effects of Medrol?
Common side effects of Medrol are:
- skin issues (acne the skin is dry, and dries out; easy bruises or discoloration),
- slow wound healing
- changes in the shape and the location of fat (especially in the neck area, the arms, the face, and the breasts),
- stomach pain,
- spinning sensation,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- more sweating, and
- mood swings.
Medrol can cause serious adverse side effects. Medrol includes medical emergencies like:
- potassium levels are low. sodium,
- bloody vomit,
- Bloody or tarry stool,
- chest pains,
- mental status change,
- vision problems, as well as
- A shortness of breath accompanied by swelling.
Interactions with other substances
Some medications can interact with methylprednisolone It is a case of:
- Aldesleukin (Proleukin)
- Mifepristone (Mifeprex)
- The drugs that cause bleeding such as clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin or Jantoven)
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and many others) and celecoxib (Celebrex) aspirin, and celecoxib (Celebrex).
Keep taking a small dose of aspirin to treat heart issues or prevention of stroke when you’ve been advised to take this by your physician.
What Do I Do If I Miss a Dose?
Do not miss a dose immediately after you remember. If it’s getting close to the next dose, you can skip the missed dose, and then resume using the medication on a regular schedule. Don’t take more doses simultaneously to fill in for the missed dose.
How do I use Medrol?
Medrol (methylprednisolone) is recommended to use according to the instructions of an experienced healthcare professional. Dosing guidelines can differ dependent on the specific illness being treated as well as how severe the illness is and other individual factors for the patient. It is crucial to follow your doctor’s directions as well as the information on the label of your medication.