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Medrol 16mg Tablet (Methylprednisolone 16mg)

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Medical Description

Medrol 16 mg tablet contains methylprednisolone as an active ingredient, commonly known as steroids. Medrol 16mg is used in various conditions like skin allergies, asthma and lung-related problems. This medicine will decrease the immune response by altering the action of the chemical substance responsible for allergies and inflammatory conditions. You should take this medicine in the correct dose and for the exact duration as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised to complete the full course of the treatment as per the doctor’s directions. Incomplete treatment may result in worsening of health conditions. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose of the medicine. Before using the Medrol 16 mg tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history. Inform your doctor if you have taken any vaccination or have a vaccination scheduled.

Uses of Medrol 16 MG

Medrol 16 mg Tablet is used for the treatment and/or suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders associated with different organs. It is also helpful in various allergic ailments like asthma, skin allergies.

Contraindications of Medrol 16 MG

If you are allergic to the Medrol 16 mg tablet, steroids, or any other components of the Medrol 16 mg tablet.
If you are suffering from any kind of severe fungal infection such as infection of the lungs, throat, or food pipe.
If you have any untreated infection.
If you recently had or have an upcoming vaccination scheduled.

Side effects of Medrol 16 MG

Increased risk for infections
Acne
Stomach ulcers
Muscle weakness
Mood disorders
Thinning of the skin
High blood pressure

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have problems with your heart, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, or kidney.
You develop any skin allergies after taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet.
You are diabetic or have tuberculosis.
You are experiencing mood disturbances, fits, and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
You have glaucoma or are experiencing visual disturbances and eye infections. Upon long-term use, there is a probability that you may develop a cataract.
You are elderly, you have a heart problem, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, blood clotting problems, and liver and kidney diseases.
You are suffering from a condition causing muscle weakness or have osteoporosis.
You are suffering from Cushing’s disease, Pheochromocytoma, Scleroderma, or Kaposi’s sarcoma.
It can impair the fertility of an individual.
Medrol 16 mg tablet can make you more prone to infections, in case you already have an infection like a fungal infection, you have measles or chickenpox or you are taking medicines to suppress the immune response, It is advisable to discuss your condition with a doctor.
Children and adolescents receiving steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard growth.

Mode of Action of Medrol 16 MG

How Does It Work?
Medrol 16 mg tablet is effective against many diseases and works by reducing swelling, pain and redness. Methylprednisolone is a man-made steroid. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflammation.

Directions for Use of Medrol 16 MG

Take the Medrol 16 mg tablet exactly as prescribed by your physician.
Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
Do not stop it abruptly, as this can lead to side effects.
Taking a dose higher or lower than prescribed is not advisable.

Interactions of Medrol 16 MG

Interactions with other medicines
Some medicines can affect the way the Medrol 16 mg tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Especially, if you are taking anti-tubercular medicines, antibiotics, antihypertensive medicines, oral contraceptives, antacids, and antidiabetic medicines.
Immunosuppressants like Ciclosporin and Tacrolimus, you are more likely to experience side effects of either of the medicine.
Concomitant use of painkillers can cause the risk of stomach bleeding.
Medicines used to treat muscle disorders (myasthenia gravis or muscle weakness) such as Distigmine, Neostigmine and Pancuronium, if taken along with the Medrol 16 mg tablet, can lead to muscle weakness.
Interactions with food items
Avoid having grapefruit juice while taking the Medrol 16 mg tablet.

Storage and disposal of Medrol 16 MG

Store the Medrol 16 mg tablet at room temperature and away from extreme heat and moisture.
Keep the medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Medrol 16 MG

Overdose
Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause side effects, which can become severe over time. If you think you have taken too much of the Medrol 16 mg tablet contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it’s time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose of the Medrol 16 mg tablet to compensate for the missed dose.

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