Medrol 4 mg 100 tablets in Box (methylprednisolone) by Pfizer
What is Medrol and what is it used for?
Medrol belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally by your adrenal glands, which are located above your kidneys. They help the body cope with inflammation, allergic reactions and other stressful conditions. Your medicine is a synthetic corticosteroid like the natural hormone and has the same effect.
It has two main actions. First, it stops the inflammation (pain, swelling, redness and warmth) in your body. Its other effect is a decrease in immune system activity. This is useful, for example, in conditions where the immune system attacks the patient’s own body (autoimmune reaction), causing damage, or when it causes a strong reaction to the substance the patient comes into contact with (eg allergy). It is not an “anabolic steroid” that some abuse for the purpose of bodybuilding.
Your tablets can be used to treat:
Rheumatic diseases: joint inflammation in psoriasis (psoriatic arthritis); autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting the joints and / or other parts of the body in adults or children (rheumatoid arthritis); pruning and splicing of the spinal and pelvic joints between them (ankylosing spondylitis); inflammation of a perioral sac (acute and suborbital bursitis); inflammation of the vagina of a muscle tendon (acute nonspecific tendosinovitis), inflammation of the gout during gout (acute gouty arthritis); post-traumatic joint inflammation (post-traumatic osteoarthritis); inflammation of the intra-articular mucosa (synovitis in osteoarthritis); inflammation of the tendon at the site of catching for the bone (epicondylitis).
Collagenosis: inflammation of the muscles (dermatomyositis or polymyositis); inflammation of the arteries (giant cell arteritis); cardiac muscle involvement in rheumatism (acute rheumatic carditis); autoimmune connective tissue disease characterized by rash accompanied by fever, arthritis, inflammation of the blood vessels, kidney disorders and disorders affecting the brain (systemic lupus erythematosus).
Skin diseases: blistering of the skin (pemphigus vulgaris), other skin diseases (bullous herpetiform dermatitis, severe form of erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), exfoliative dermatitis, fungus fungus, severe psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis).
Allergic conditions: asthma with inflammation of the lungs and respiratory tract (bronchial asthma); severe forms of hay fever and other allergies, accompanied by runny nose (allergic rhinitis); allergies to certain drugs (such as penicillin) and allergy to vaccines produced from animal serum (serum sickness); skin allergy due to contact with certain substances (contact dermatitis); chronic inflammation of the skin, characterized by red spots and strong itching (atopic dermatitis).
Eye diseases: inflammation of the front of the eye (iritis or iridocyclitis); inflammation of the back of the eye (posterior uveitis); inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and other ocular diseases (corneal edge allergic cortices, ophthalmic shingles, anterior eye inflammation, choroiditis, sympathetic ophthalmology, allergic conjunctivitis, keratitis, chorioretinitis).
Pulmonary diseases: inflammation of the tissues and lymphatic glands of the lungs (pulmonary sarcoidosis); inflammation of the lungs as a result of the penetration of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) into them (Leflex syndrome); chronic pulmonary inflammation due to inhalation of particles of beryllium oxide (berylliosis); tuberculosis that progresses rapidly or has spread to other areas (taken together with anti-tuberculosis agents); inflammation caused by aspiration of stomach contents or vomiting in the unconscious lung (aspiration pneumonitis). Blood disorders: Bleeding in the skin or other parts of the body due to low blood cell counts that help blood clotting (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura); low blood counts that help blood clotting in adults (secondary thrombocytopenia); a condition where the immune system attacks its own erythrocytes (haemolytic anemia) and other anemias.
Malignant diseases: excessive white blood cell formation in adult bone marrow (leukemia); adult blood cell cancer (lymphoma); acute leukemia in children.
Rash conditions: to increase diuresis (urinary excretion) in nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease).
Intestinal diseases: inflammation and ulceration of the colon (ulcerative colitis); inflammation of different parts of the intestine (regional enteritis).
Other conditions: multiple sclerosis; brain tumor induced by a tumor; helping stop the rejection of transplanted organs or tissues; tuberculosis infection causing inflammation of the meninges (cerebral lining), concomitant anti-tuberculosis