What is medrol?
Chemical Name: METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth-ill-pred-NISS-oh-lone)
What is Medrol (Methylprednisolone)? Medrol is a corticosteroid similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. Medrol relieves inflammation and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis, skin diseases, blood diseases, kidney diseases, eye conditions, thyroid and intestinal disorders, severe allergiesm and asthma. Medrol may also be used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and certain types of cancer.
Medrol comes in two different dosages:
- Medrol 4mg
- Medrol 2mg
Methylprednisolone 4mg or Methylprednisolone 2mg may also be used with other medications in hormone disorders. You can easily purchase such medicine from Canada Pharmacy. It’ll be delivered right to your doorstep without having to worry about delivery hassles and doubts about quality.
The active ingredient is Methylprednisolone.
- Calcium stearate
- Mineral oil
This medicine is gluten-free. Each white, elliptical, cross-scored tablet, engraved "Medrol 16", contains methylprednisolone 16 mg.
Your dosage will depend on the prescription you are provided. Medrol is to be taken orally, preferably with milk or food. The dose you are prescribed depends on your medical condition and on the way your body is reacting to this medication.
You must not increase your dosage or prolong it without consulting your doctor. Taking more of this medication than prescribed or taking the medication well before the prescribed time will not, in any way, speed up your recovery. This would only lead to higher risk of the medication’s side effects.
- Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor.
- Consult your doctor if you feel pain in your bones.
- Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty in reading, eye pain, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want you to have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
This medicine may make you vulnerable to more infections than usual.
This medicine may cause
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Mood swings
- A false or unusual sense of well-being
- Trouble with sleeping
- Personality changes
This medicine might cause thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) or slow growth in children if used for a long time.
Product Code: 1635
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.