Medrol tablets 4 mg for inflammation and allergy (methylprednisolone, glucocorticoid, steroid hormone therapy)
What are Medrol tablets 4 mg for inflammation and allergy (methylprednisolone, glucocorticoid, steroid hormone therapy)?
An active principle of Medrol tablets is methylprednisolone, a synthetic glucocorticoid. It works in the same way as endogenous adrenocortical hormone. Methylprednisolon helps to control the function of leukocytes and cytokines, dampens signal transduction downstream from pattern recognition receptors and suppresses inflammatory and immune reactions. Unlike endogenous hormones, methylprednisolone binds to albumin instead of glycoprotein transcortin, making its pharmacokinetics linear and having no dose dependency.
Medrol tablets are used to treat a variety of conditions and diseases, such as asthma, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis and drug hypersensitivity reactions. Methylprednisolone has a high bioavailability of 89.9%, being easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. This medicine can be used for both adults and children.
Active principles: methylprednisolone
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Pfizer Japan Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: allergic symptoms and inflammations, including following:
- seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis,
- drug hypersensitivity reactions,
- atopic, contact, exfoliative or severe seborrheic dermatitis,
- primary or secondary adrenocortical deficiency,
- irritable bowel disease and ulcerative colitis,
- systemic lupus-erythematosus,
- rheumatoid arthritis etc.
How to take
For adults: Take 1-12 tablets (4-48 mg of active principle) a day, dividing into 1-4 times. Your doctor may adjust the dosage depending on your age and symptoms.
For children: the dosage should be prescribed by your pediatrician based on the child's age and symptoms.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with infections, mycosis, peptic ulcers, diverticulitis, mental diseases, tuberculous diseases, herpes simplex, posterior subcapsular, cataracts, glaucoma, hypertension or electrolyte abnormality.
Patient should avoid stress such as extensive exercising.
Patient should avoid getting measles or chicken pox. You should consult your doctor before you receive any live or attenuated vaccines.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.