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Depodrol 44mg

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Opsonin Pharma Limited
Generic: Methylprednisolone
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Depodrol 4.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Depodrol 4 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depodrol 4 is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not... View More
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Depodrol 4 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fat... View More
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depodrol 4 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Depodrol 4 is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any... View More
LiverLiver
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There is limited information available on the use of Depodrol 4 in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Depodrol 4 is a medicine used to treat wide variety of medical conditions such as severe conditions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin and eye disorders,... View More

Uses of Depodrol 4

  • Rheumatic disorder
  • Skin disorders
  • Eye disorders
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Side effects of Depodrol 4

Common
  • Thinning of skin
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Upset stomach
  • Behavioural changes

How to use Depodrol 4

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Depodrol 4 is to be taken ... View More

How Depodrol 4 works

Depodrol 4 is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling)... View More

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  • Depodrol 4 helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of ... View More
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Depodrol 4 can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Depodrol 4. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Depodrol 4 suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive, Allergic conditions

Administration

Should be taken with food.

Adult Dose

Oral Anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive Adult: Initially, 2-60 mg daily in 1-4 divided doses, depending on the disease being treated. Allergic ... View More

Child Dose

Oral Anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive Child: 0.5-1.7 mg/kg daily or 5-25 mg/m2 daily in divided doses 6-12 hrly. Usual dosing range, 0.117-1... View More

Contraindication

Systemic fungal infections and known hypersensitivity to components.

Mode of Action

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic corticosteroid with mainly glucocorticoid activity and minimal mineralocorticoid properties. It decreases inflammation... View More

Precaution

Patient w/ heart failure, HTN, DM, GI disease (e.g. diverticulitis, intestinal anastomoses, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis), multiple sclerosis, myast... View More

Side Effect

Adrenal suppression, anaphylactoid reactions, immunosuppression, acute myopathy, Kaposi's sarcoma, psychiatric disturbances (e.g. depression, euphoria, ... View More

Interaction

Loss of corticosteroid-induced adrenal suppression w/ aminoglutethimide. Risk of hypokalaemia w/ K-depleting agents (e.g. amphotericin B, diuretics). De... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More