METHYL-8/16 Tablet MANUFACTURER/ MARKETER C Pharmaceuticals SALT COMPOSITIONMethylMethylprednisolone (8mg) STORAGE Store below 30°C
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions such as severe allergic conditions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin and eye disorders, and systemic lupus erythematosus. It provides relief by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation.
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are being treated for. You should always take the amount prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use it more often. Keep taking it regularly even if you feel well. Some conditions will become worse if you stop using this medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine include skin thinning, increased risk of infection, reduction in bone density, weight gain, and mood changes. If these side effects bother you or do not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. The use of this medicine may lower your ability to fight infections so avoid being near people who might pass on infections such as measles, chickenpox, or flu.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have brittle bones (osteoporosis), mood disorders, high blood pressure, or liver disease. Also, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, this medicine may increase blood glucose levels which can cause or worsen diabetes. Many other drugs may affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all other medicines you are using, to make sure it is safe. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Benefits of METHYL-8/16 Tablet
In Treatment of Rheumatic disorder
Rheumatic disorder is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system (which usually fights bacteria and viruses) attacks your body’s own cells. METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. It can also slow down joint damage, reduce disability, and enable you to be as active for as long as possible. It can take several weeks or months to notice the effect of the medicine. You should continue taking it until your doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.
In Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It lowers your immune system’s response and reduces symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.
In Treatment of Allergic conditions
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is used to treat different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions. This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.
In Treatment of Eye disorders
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet helps relieve symptoms of eye infections such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.
In Treatment of Skin disorders
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema and psoriasis. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby relieving symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.
Side effects of METHYL-8/16 Tablet
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of METHYL-8/16
Thinning of skin
Increased risk of infection
Reduction in bone density
How to use METHYL-8/16 Tablet
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. METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Avoid METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet with dietary sodium.
How METHYL-8/16 Tablet works
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet 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 harmful to the baby.
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment ofMETHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you forget to take METHYL-8/16Tablet?
If you miss a dose of METHYL-8/16 8mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.