Mega Pred Injection

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Mega Pred Injection Information

Mega Pred Injection is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Secondary and off-label uses of Mega Pred Injection have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Mega Pred Injection. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Mega Pred Injection include Agitation, Anxiety, Blurred vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Mega Pred Injection as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Mega Pred Injection go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Mega Pred Injection's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Mega Pred Injection has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Mega Pred Injection related warnings section.

Mega Pred Injection is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Tuberculosis (TB), Infections, Peptic Ulcer are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Mega Pred Injection are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Mega Pred Injection may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Mega Pred Injection is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Mega Pred Injection Benefits & Uses

Mega Pred Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Mega Pred Injection 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

Mega Pred Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Mega Pred Injection safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Mega Pred Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Mega Pred. If you see any side effects, stop taking Mega Pred immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Mega Pred again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Mega Pred Injection on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Mega Pred. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Mega Pred Injection on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Mega Pred. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Mega Pred Injection on the Heart?


    Mega Pred 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


Mega Pred Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Mega Pred Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Mega Pred Injection

  • Is this Mega Pred Injection habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Mega Pred Injection is addictive.

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


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Mega Pred Injection since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Mega Pred Injection should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    No, the use of Mega Pred Injection in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Mega Pred Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Mega Pred Injection


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Mega Pred Injection and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Mega Pred Injection


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Mega Pred Injection and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Mega Pred Injection

Question over 5 years ago

How does Mega Pred work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Mega Pred 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

How long can I take Mega Pred?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

You can take Mega Pred for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor. However, taking the extra dose or prolonging the duration of therapy on your own might cause detrimental adverse effects. It is, therefore, necessary to follow the instructions of your doctor completely.

Question about 5 years ago

Is it safe to take Mega Pred?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, it is safe to take Mega Pred as long as it is prescribed by a doctor and one follows the prescription completely. However, in some people, it may cause some side effects like muscle weakness, headache, weight gain, skin rashes, and vision problem. If you suffer from any of these side effects, please talk to your doctor immediately.    

Question about 5 years ago

Does Mega Pred cause headache?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Mega Pred may cause a headache. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact mechanism of a headache caused by this drug is unknown. If you experience a severe headache after consuming this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and take complete rest, even after this pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Mega Pred?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Mega Pred 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. Mega Pred 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.



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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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