Medrol is often prescribed to patients who are suffering from arthritis, severe allergies, asthma and some other blood and skin disorders. Medrol falls in the category of medicines called as corticosteroids and its work mechanism is to modify the body’s immune system responses to different triggers and conditions. It aids in reducing inflammation caused due to such reactions. If you are unsure about the indications and contraindications of Medrol, or if you have any other queries related to your Medrol prescription, talk to your doctor. If the symptoms for which you have been asked to take Medrol do not improve or if they actually get worse, check with your health care professional immediately.
Medrol should be taken exactly as per your doctor’s directions. It should be taken orally either with or without food. If you notice stomach upsets after your Medrol dose, you must try to take it with meals to avoid this problem. If you have not been given any other precise instructions by your doctor, regarding your Medrol dosage, check the label that comes with the dosage pack. If you miss your Medrol dose, take it as soon as you remember it, unless it is almost time for the next scheduled dose and you have no choice but to skip the missed dose. Do not take Medrol is you are allergic to it or to any of its ingredients. You should also not take Medrol if you are already taking mifepristone doses, have an upcoming date for smallpox vaccinations or are suffering from some form of systemic fungal infections.
Consult your doctor beforehand if you intend to take Medrol during your pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive while on its course. Talk to your doctor and discuss the risks of taking Medrol while breastfeeding your baby as well. If you have any underlying health complaints, especially heart, kidney and liver problem, let your doctor know before you start taking Medrol. Let your doctor know if you have recently had any chickenpox, smallpox, measles, and shingles or herpes infections. If you are already taking some other medications for your symptoms or for any other ailments, discuss their interaction possibilities with Medrol with your doctor.
Maximum care has been taken to provide accurate information, However please consult your health care professional before starting on a course with this medication for your condition.