methylprednisolone

Adult
Uses
  • acute gout
  • acute rheumatic fever
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • contact dermatitis
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • erythema multiforme
  • neurodermatitis
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pemphigus foliaceous and vulgaris
  • status asthmaticus
  • urticaria
  • ulcerative colitis
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • systemic fungal infections
Drug interactions
  • phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • fluid and electrolyte disturbances
  • hypertension
  • osteoporosis
  • muscle weakness
  • cushingoid state
  • menstrual irregularities
  • impaired wound healing
  • convulsions
  • ulcerative esophagitis
  • excessive sweating
  • increased intracranial pressure
  • glaucoma
  • abdominal distention
  • headache
  • decreased carbohydrate tolerance
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
4mg;4 - 48 mg/day
Monitoring
  • glycosolated Hb (HbA1C) or fasting glucose with chronic use
Source of Suggestion