Medrol, a corticosteroid drug, is used to reduce inflammation and improve symptoms in a variety of disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, acute gouty arthritis, and severe cases of asthma. It works by modifying the body's immune response to various conditions and decreasing inflammation. Medrol may be given to people to treat primary or secondary adrenal cortex insufficiency (inability of the adrenal gland to produce sufficient hormone). It is also given to help treat the following disorders:
- Severe allergic conditions (including drug-induced allergic states)
- Blood disorders (leukemia and various anemias)
- Certain cancers (along with other drugs)
- Skin diseases (including severe psoriasis)
- Connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus
- Digestive tract diseases such as ulcerative colitis
- High serum levels of calcium associated with cancer
- Fluid retention due to nephrotic syndrome (a condition in which damage to the kidney causes loss of protein in urine)
- Various eye diseases
- Lung diseases such as tuberculosis
- Worsening of multiple sclerosis.
Use Medrol as directed by your doctor!
- Take Medrol by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- Medrol is in a dosage pack. Follow the directions on the pack for taking Medrol unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose of Medrol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Medrol.
Store Medrol at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Medrol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: methylprednisolone.