Solu Medrol 40 Injection

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  • Contains / Salt: Methylprednisolone (40 mg)
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Solu Medrol 40 Injection Information

Solu Medrol 40 Injection is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Solu Medrol 40 Injection also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Solu Medrol 40 Injection depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Solu Medrol 40 Injection include Agitation, Anxiety, Blurred vision. Some other side effects of Solu Medrol 40 Injection have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Solu Medrol 40 Injection normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Solu Medrol 40 Injection is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Solu Medrol 40 Injection has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Solu Medrol 40 Injection related warnings section.

Solu Medrol 40 Injection can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Solu Medrol 40 Injection in conditions like Tuberculosis (TB), Infections, Peptic Ulcer. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Solu Medrol 40 Injection contraindications section.

Additionally, Solu Medrol 40 Injection may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Solu Medrol 40 Injection is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Solu Medrol 40 Injection Benefits & Uses

Solu Medrol 40 Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Solu Medrol 40 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

Solu Medrol 40 Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Solu Medrol 40 Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Solu Medrol may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Solu Medrol, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Solu Medrol 40 Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Solu Medrol may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Solu Medrol, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Solu Medrol.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Solu Medrol 40 Injection on the Kidneys?


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

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Solu Medrol 40 Injection on the Liver?


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

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Solu Medrol 40 Injection on the Heart?


    Solu 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


Solu Medrol 40 Injection Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Solu Medrol 40 Injection

  • Is this Solu Medrol 40 Injection habit forming or addictive?


    Solu Medrol 40 Injection is not addictive in nature.

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


    Solu Medrol 40 Injection does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Solu Medrol 40 Injection only as per medical advice.

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


    Solu Medrol 40 Injection is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Solu Medrol 40 Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Solu Medrol 40 Injection


    There is no information on the effects of taking Solu Medrol 40 Injection with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Solu Medrol 40 Injection


    Information about the interaction of Solu Medrol 40 Injection and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Solu Medrol 40 Injection

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I take Solu Medrol?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

You can take Solu Medrol 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 over 5 years ago

Does Solu Medrol affect hair growth?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Solu Medrol increases the hair growth on the female's body and this disorder is known as hirsutism. Hirsutism is a condition in which a female develops a male pattern hair growth on areas like face, chest, and back. This usually stems from hormonal imbalances, tumors, and medications. It can be managed by taking treatment, by going for procedures like electrolysis and laser therapy, and by doing plucking, shaving, and waxing.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Solu Medrol a steroid?

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

Yes, Solu Medrol is a steroid belonging to a class of drug known as corticosteroids. It is a derivative of prednisolone.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Solu Medrol?

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

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

Question over 5 years ago

How does Solu Medrol work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Solu 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.



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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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