Methylprednisolone (4 mg Tablets)
Methylprednisolone is the Generic Alternative to Medrol.
Methylprednisolone belongs to the class of drugs known as glucocorticoids. It is an anti-inflammatory synthetic glucocorticoid used in the treatment of different allergic reactions and inflammatory diseases. It is also found to be effective in the treatment of various endocrine and rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, dermatologic diseases as well as ophthalmic and respiratory diseases.This anti-inflammatory steroid can be injected in dogs to treat lick granuloma condition. In cats, it effectively cures feline bronchial asthma, feline rodent ulcer, feline inflammatory bowel disease, flea allergy dermatitis and military dermatitis. Methylprednisolone is also effective in treating several autoimmune diseases of the skin and hemolytic anemia.
Active ingredient: Methylprednisolone 4 mg
Colloidal Silicone Dioxide, Cornstarch, Lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium starch glycolate, Stearic Acid
Side Effects & Warnings
Do not administer Methyprednisolone in animals suffering from ailments like glaucoma, Cushing’s syndrome and diabetes. When used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID’s] like aspirin, methylprednisolone can cause adverse effects and therefore do not administer this medication along with these drugs. Avoid administering the drug to animals with known allergy to glucocorticoids. Refrain from using it on pregnant and breeding animals as it can lead to congenital anomalies and even fetal death. The medication is not suitable for animals with corneal ulcers, high blood pressure or congestive heart or kidney failure.
Various side effects can occur. The most frequently noted side effects include vomiting, behavior modification, lethargy, increased water intake, increased frequency of urination, increased appetite and panting. Prolonged usage can induce symptoms of hair loss, skin thinning and pigmentation, muscle weakness, diarrhea and diabetes related complications.
Be sure to tell your veterinarian what medications you are giving to your pet.
Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be needed. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Methylprednisolone is available by prescription as 4mg scored tablets.
Brand name: Medrol (Pharmacia & Upjohn)
Strictly follow the instructions of a veterinarian when administering methylprednisolone. Each methyl prednidolone tablet contains 4mg methylprednisolone. Dosage depends on several factors like severity of the condition, the mode of administration and the like. The same dosage pattern is followed for cats and dogs and this usually ranges from 0.5 mg per pound (1 mg/kg) to 15 mg per pound (30 mg/kg). Divide the total dosage into equal parts and administer every 6 to 10 hours apart. The veterinarian might increase or cut down the duration of treatment as per the response to the medication and appearance of adverse effects. Avoid increasing the dosage, or stopping the treatment without consulting a veterinary expert.
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