Depo-Medrol 40mg Injection (Methylprednisolone (40mg/ml)
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|EQUIVALENT BRAND||Depo Medrol|
|INDICATION||Treatment of Rheumatic disorder
Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Treatment of Allergic conditions
Treatment of Eye disorders
Treatment of Skin disorders
|MANUFACTURER||Pfizer India Ltd|
|PACKAGING||2 ml in 1 injection|
|PACK SIZE||10 Injection/s, 20 Injection/s, 30 Injection/s, 50 Injection/s, 100 Injection/s|
Depo-Medrol 40mg Injection is a type of medicine called a steroid. It is used to treat different conditions including rheumatic disorder, asthma, severe allergic reactions and conditions that affect your eyes and skin.
Depo-Medrol 40mg Injection is usually given as an injection by your doctor into a vein, joint, or muscle. The amount you are given will depend on what you are being treated for and how much you need to control your symptoms. If you are using this medication at home, learn exactly how to do it correctly from your doctor. You should always take the amount prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use it more often. Taking a higher dose will not improve your condition faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Keep taking it regularly even if you feel well. Do not suddenly stop this medication as your condition may become worse. It should always be stopped gradually. The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, dizziness, sweating, and swelling in your hands or ankles (edema). If these side effects bother you or will not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Steroids may also lower your ability to fight infections so avoid being near people who might pass on infections such as measles, chickenpox, or flu. Do not receive a live vaccine while using this medicine. Steroids can affect growth in children. Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have brittle bones (osteoporosis), mood disorders, high blood pressure, or liver disease. Also, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, this medicine may increase blood glucose levels which can worsen diabetes. Many other drugs may affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all other medicines you are using. This is done to make sure it is safe to use. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. If this medicine is used for a long time you will be asked for regular monitoring of blood sugar, blood pressure, bone density as well as an eye examination.
USES OF DEPO-MEDROL SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
- Treatment of Rheumatic disorder,
- Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),
- Treatment of Allergic conditions,
- Treatment of Eye disorders,
- Treatment of Skin disorders
BENEFITS OF DEPO-MEDROL SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
In Treatment of Rheumatic disorder
In Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
In Treatment of Allergic conditions
This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.
In Treatment of Eye disorders
In Treatment of Skin disorders
SIDE EFFECTS OF DEPO-MEDROL SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Common side effects of Depo-Medrol
- Edema (swelling)
- Thinning of skin
- Increased risk of infection
- Reduction in bone density
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Upset stomach
- Behavioral changes
HOW TO USE DEPO-MEDROL SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
HOW DEPO-MEDROL SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Depo-Medrol Injection. This may affect your driving ability.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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