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Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®, Solu-Medrol®
Methylprednisolone Acetate, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate
Methylprednisolone is a type of corticosteroid that is also used as a chemotherapy. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressant drug.
Methylprednisolone can be used to decrease the body’s natural immune response and prevent or treat GVHD in hematopoietic cell transplant. This medicine may also be used to treat inflammation, allergies, asthma, skin rashes, pneumonia, and adrenal gland problems.
Urine and blood tests may be needed to monitor levels of blood glucose, potassium, calcium, and certain hormones. Patients who take methylprednisolone for a long time will be monitored to watch for eye problems and changes in growth.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given as a liquid injected into a muscle
Not all patients who take methylprednisolone will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible side effects of methylprednisolone with long-term use include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.