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Drug information on Avpred (8 mg) (Methylprednisolone) from Arvincare Healthcare

Avpred (8 mg)

  Tablet  
Arvincare Healthcare
Generic : Methylprednisolone
 262.32
8mg
120 Tablets

Drug Name : Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone(Medrol) generic Avpred (8 mg) is a corticosteroid prescribed for severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, certain blood disorders and skin conditions. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 30, 2018
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Medical Condition(s) for which Avpred (8 mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Avpred (8 mg)

   Heart : Heart failure, high blood pressure and fluid retention.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle weakness, loss of muscle mass, joint inflammation, tendon rupture, vertebral compression and fractures.

   Gastrointestinal : Peptic ulcer and abdominal distention.

   Skin : Facial swelling increased sweating, redness and rash.

   Central Nervous System : Stroke, convulsions, unsteadiness and headache.

   Genitourinary : Suppression of growth in children and menstrual irregularities.

   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar level.

   Eye : Increased eye pressure.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose range is 4 to 32mg/day.
IV- 1gm every 6 – 8 weeks.

How to use Avpred (8 mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Avpred (8 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Avpred (8 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney, liver disease, diabetes, seizures, under active thyroid, adrenal gland problems, mental problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, infections, stomach problems, muscle weakness, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• It may cause serious increase in blood pressure, salt and water retention, calcium deficiency, take proper diet.

• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Avpred (8 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Avpred (8 mg)

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).



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