Medrol

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Description

Medrol is a synthetic glucocorticosteroid that penetrates through the cellular membrane. In the cell nucleus is connects to the DNA chromatin. The active substance of Medrol — methylprednisolone — affects all kinds of metabolism in the human body and the whole central nervous system, cardiovascular system, immune response and skeletal muscles. This action explains the wide use of Medrol in the treatment of numerous diseases.
Medrol is prescribed as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressing and anti-allergic effect. Endocrine and rheumatic diseases, collagenosis, allergic reactions, skin and eye disorders— the drug is actively used in all these areas. It is also effective for the treatment of oncological diseases, digestive and nervous system disorders, etc.
Medrol in pills has anti-inflammatory effect. The main active substance of the drug is methylprednisolone. The drug has anti-inflammatory effect on many systems of the human body and reduces the process of formation of cicatricial tissue.
Only the professional or your doctor can prescribe the treatment, as the wrong treatment can have negative consequences. You should start taking the drug only under the medical supervision.

Indications

This drug is prescribed for the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Connective tissue diseases: dermatomiosithis, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diseases of the joints: arthritis (most of its types)
  • Acute rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Pollinosis
  • Eye diseases: allergic eye ulcer and conjunctivitis
  • Skin diseases: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mouth disease, eczema, taxidermy, dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Eye inflammations
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Kidney diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Prevention of transplant rejection
  • Myeloma

Contraindications

  • Herpes simplex
  • Tuberculosis
  • Gastritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Recent myocardial infarction
  • Chicken pox
  • Herpes zoster
  • Amebiasis

Side effects

  • Diabetes
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Delayed sexual development (in children)
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Headache