Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml

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  • Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Methylprednisolone (40 mg/ml)
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Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Information

Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Secondary and off-label uses of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml include Agitation, Anxiety, Blurred vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml related warnings talks about Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tuberculosis (TB), Infections, Peptic Ulcer must refrain from the use of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Benefits & Uses

Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 120 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 120 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 120 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.4 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml safe for pregnant women?


    Depo Medrol may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Depo Medrol again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Depo Medrol. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml on the Kidneys?


    Depo Medrol may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Depo Medrol. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml on the Heart?


    Depo Medrol can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate


Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml

  • Is this Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml habit forming or addictive?


    Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Depo Medrol 40 Injection 2 Ml

Question about 5 years ago

How to take Depo Medrol?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

The tablet/capsule form of Depo Medrol should be taken orally. Based on your condition, your doctor will decide your dosing schedule. Depo Medrol is also available as an injection which should be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Depo Medrol should be taken with food or milk to avoid gastrointestinal disturbance.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Depo Medrol work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Depo Medrol works by inhibiting certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) which causes allergy and inflammation. It also works by changing the body’s abnormal immune response which provides relief to the patient.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Depo Medrol addictive?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

No, Depo Medrol is not addictive. It has not been reported to cause addiction among those who are taking this drug.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Depo Medrol?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Depo Medrol is a brand name for methylprednisolone. It belongs to a class of drug known as corticosteroids. It is available in the form of a tablet, capsule, and injection. Depo Medrol has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. It is used for the management of inflammation and diseases of the skin, eye, intestine, blood, and thyroid. It is also used for treating severe allergies and asthma.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Depo Medrol cause insomnia?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Depo Medrol causes insomnia. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of insomnia is unknown. If you experience severe insomnia after taking this drug, then discuss with your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Medrol® methylprednisolone

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 288-289

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