Solu-Medrol(Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate)
Solu-Medrol Drug Information
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Solu-Medrol is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone. This injectable form of methylprednisolone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of methylprednisolone, especially if it is to be injected near your spine (epidural). Rare but serious side effects may occur with epidural use. Methylprednisolone may also be used with other medications in hormone disorders.
How to Use Solu-Medrol
Solu-Medrol is usually given by slow injection into a vein or directly into a muscle, as directed by your doctor. The Dosage of Solu-Medrol is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use Solu-Medrol more often than prescribed without consulting your doctor. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. If you are using Solu-Medrol at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check Solu-Medrol visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. Do not stop using Solu-Medrol without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Solu-Medrol is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. If you suddenly stop using Solu-Medrol, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used methylprednisolone for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal. See also Precautions section. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before using methylprednisolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to prednisone; or if you have any other allergies. Solu-Medrol may contain inactive ingredients (such as lactose or cow's milk protein found in some products), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Solu-Medrol, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,bleeding problems, blood clots, brittle bones (osteoporosis), diabetes, eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye), heart problems (such as congestive heart failure, recent heart attack), high blood pressure, current/ past infections (such as those caused by tuberculosis, threadworm, herpes, fungus), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood conditions (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression), stomach/intestinal problems (such as diverticulitis, ulcer, ulcerative colitis), seizures. Solu-Medrol may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Methylprednisolone can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. Solu-Medrol may cause vaccines to not work as well. Live vaccines may cause serious problems (such as infection) if given while you are using Solu-Medrol. Do not have immunizations, vaccinations, or skin tests without the consent of your doctor. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Solu-Medrol or have used Solu-Medrol within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. If you will be using Solu-Medrol for a long time, carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that identifies your use of Solu-Medrol. See also Medical Alert section. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Solu-Medrol, especially bone loss/pain, stomach/intestinal bleeding, and mental/mood changes (such as confusion). Solu-Medrol may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details. See the doctor regularly so your child's height and growth can be checked. During pregnancy, Solu-Medrol should be used only when clearly needed. It may rarely harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who use Solu-Medrol for a long time during pregnancy may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. Solu-Medrol passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Solu-Medrol as directed. If you miss a dose of Solu-Medrol, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aldesleukin, mifepristone, other drugs that can also cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin/dabigatran, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, celecoxib, aspirin, salicylates). If your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking it unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Other medications can affect the removal of methylprednisolone from your body, which may affect how methylprednisolone works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), boceprevir, cyclosporine, estrogens, HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, some drugs used to treat seizures (such as phenytoin, phenobarbital), telaprevir, among others. Solu-Medrol may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including skin tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Solu-Medrol.
Solu-Medrol Side Effects
What are Solu-Medrol side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Solu-Medrol may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Solu-Medrol as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Solu-Medrol
The side effects of Solu-Medrol may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Solu-Medrol. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Solu-Medrol may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Solu-Medrol, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Solu-Medrol.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Solu-Medrol, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Solu-Medrol and the side effects associated with Solu-Medrol are described in the following:
Common Solu-Medrol Side Effects
- gastric acid hypersecretory conditions
Less Frequent Solu-Medrol Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- injection site sequelae
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- irregular menstrual periods
- body fluid retention
Rare or Very Rare Solu-Medrol Side Effects
- acute confusion
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- peptic ulcer
- allergic dermatitis
- fat embolism
- skin rash
- fungal infection
- ocular hypertension
- personality disorders
- weight gain
- muscle weakness
- seizure disorder
- headache disorder
- chronic heart failure
- pulmonary edema
- cardiac arrhythmia
- thromboembolic disorder
- acne vulgaris
- skin atrophy
- impaired wound healing
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- ocular infection
- idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- tendon rupture
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- drug-induced psychosis
- gastrointestinal perforation
- injection site infection
- skin hypopigmentation
- increased appetite
- mood changes
- peripheral sensory neuropathy
- genital organ pruritus
- dry skin
- facial edema
- abdominal distension
- blurred vision
- postmenopausal bleeding
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Solu-Medrol when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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