Methylprednisolone tablets are used in the treatment of allergies, joint inflammation (arthritis), breathing problems (e.g., asthma), certain blood disorders, collagen diseases (e.g., lupus), certain eye diseases (e.g., keratitis), cancer (e.g., leukemia), endocrine problems (e.g., adrenocortical insufficiency), intestinal problems (e.g., ulcerative colitis), swelling due to certain conditions, or skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis). The medicine belongs to a class of drugs called steroid or corticosteroid medicine. The medicine works by suppressing the release of substances that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
Take the tablets as per the prescribed dosage and duration given by your doctor. Do not self-medicate the medicine. It is advised to not crush, chew or break the tablets. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Some people may observe a few side effects such as weight gain, indigestion, problems sleeping (insomnia), restlessness, mild mood changes, and sweating. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Methylprednisolone or similar medicines.
Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid drug with anti-inflammatory and immune suppressant properties. It inhibits the release of certain chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body that causes inflammation. The tablets are known to boost your body with sufficient corticosteroid levels (cortisol, aldosterone) during deficient conditions and help your body to function properly. Methylprednisolone tablet suppresses immune functions and prevents graft rejection by protecting your kidney from damage in patients with kidney problems.
Some of the major medical benefits of Methylprednisolone tablets are briefed below:
Mostly the side effects of Methylprednisolone tablets are mild to moderate that do not last for a long time. The side effects may differ for all the users as they depend on the health condition and response to the treatment. The wide array of side effects noticed on using the Methylprednisolone Tablets are given below: