NEODROL 500MG INJECTION

Manufacturer : NEP-NEON LABORATORIES LTD
Composition : METHYLPREDNISOLONE-500MG
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : NEODROL 500MG INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1
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NEO0195
₹358.00
Manufacturer : NEP-NEON LABORATORIES LTD
Composition : METHYLPREDNISOLONE-500MG
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : NEODROL 500MG INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information

METHYLPREDNISOLONE-500MG

METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Information for patients
Drug Information Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids (steroids). Corticosteroids are produced naturally in your body and are important for many body functions.Boosting your body with extra corticosteroid such as Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatecan help following surgery (e.g. organ transplants), flare-ups of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis or other stressful conditions.These include inflammatory or allergic conditions affecting the: •brain caused by a tumour or meningitis •bowel and gut e.g. ‘Crohn’s disease’ and ‘ulcerative colitis’ •lungs caused by asthma, severe allergy or hypersensitivity, tuberculosis or breathing in (aspirating) vomit or stomach contents. •skin e.g. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatemay be prescribed to treat conditions other than those listed above. Ask your doctor if you are unsure why you have been given this medicine
Drug Alert
Alert •You think you have ever suffered an allergic reaction, or any other type of reaction after being given Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, or any other medicine containing a corticosteroid or any of the ingredients in this medicine. An allergic reaction may cause a skin rash or reddening, swollen face or lips or shortness of breath. •You have any fungal infection (such as thrush) which is not being treated. •You are suffering from, or receiving treatment for, malaria. •You are suffering from a head injury or stroke. See your doctor immediately if you have any of the above.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •You think you have ever suffered an allergic reaction, or any other type of reaction after being given Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, or any other medicine containing a corticosteroid or any of the ingredients in this medicine. An allergic reaction may cause a skin rash or reddening, swollen face or lips or shortness of breath. •You have any fungal infection (such as thrush) which is not being treated. •You are suffering from, or receiving treatment for, malaria. •You are suffering from a head injury or stroke. See your doctor immediately if you have any of the above.
Drug Special Care •Chickenpox, measles, shingles or a herpes eye infection. If you think you have been in contact with someone with chickenpox, measles or shingles and you have not already had these illnesses, or if you are unsure if you have had them. •Severe depression or manic depression (bipolar disorder). This includes having had depression before while taking steroid medicines like Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, or having a family history of these illnesses. •Diabetes (or if there is a family history of diabetes). •Epilepsy. •Glaucoma (increased blood pressure in the eye) or if there is a family history of glaucoma. •You have recently suffered a heart attack. •Heart problems, including heart failure or infections. •Hypertension (high blood pressure). •Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid). •Joint infection •Kaposi’s sarcoma (a type of skin cancer) •Kidney or liver disease. •Muscle problems (pain or weakness) have happened while taking steroid medicines in the past. •Myasthenia gravis (a condition causing tired and weak muscles). •Osteoporosis (brittle bones). •Skin abscess. •Stomach ulcer, diverticulitis (inflammation of the bowel wall) or other serious stomach or intestinal problems. •Thrombophlebitis - vein problems due to thrombosis (clots in the veins) resulting in phlebitis (red, swollen and tender veins). •Tuberculosis (TB) or if you have suffered tuberculosis in the past. You must tell your doctor before you take this medicine if you have any of the conditions listed above
Drug Drug Interactions •Acetazolamide - used to treat glaucoma and epilepsy •Aminoglutethimide – used for treating cancer •Anticoagulants - used to ‘thin’ the blood such as acenocoumarol, phenindione and warfarin •Anticholinesterases - used to treat myasthenia gravis (a muscle condition) such as distigmine and neostigmine •Antibiotics (such as erythromycin) •Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (also called NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen used to treat mild to moderate pain •Barbiturates, carmazepine, phenytoin and primidone – used to treat epilepsy •Carbenoxolone and cimetidine - used for heartburn and acid indigestion •Ciclosporin - used to treat conditions such as severe rheumatoid arthritis,severe psoriasis or following an organ or bone marrow transplant •Digoxin - used for heart failure and/or an irregular heart beat •Diltiazem or mibefradil – used for heart problems or high blood pressure •Diuretics – sometimes called water tablets. •Ketoconazole or itraconazole – used to treat fungal infections •Pancuronium – or other medicines called neuromuscular blocking agents which are used in some surgical procedures •Rifampicin and rifabutin – antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis (TB) •Vaccines - tell your doctor or nurse if you have recently had, or are about to have any vaccination. You should not have ‘live’ vaccines while using this medicine. Other vaccines may be less effective If you are taking long term medication(s) If you are being treated for diabetes, high blood pressure or water retention (oedema) tell your doctor as he/she may need to adjust the dose of the medicines used to treat these conditions. Before you have any operation tell your doctor, dentist or anesthetist that you are taking Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant as this medicine could slow the baby’s growth.Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding as small amounts of corticosteroid medicines may get into breast milk.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant as this medicine could slow the baby’s growth.Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding as small amounts of corticosteroid medicines may get into breast milk.
Drug Machinery Interaction no data available
Drug More Information Important information about the ingredients of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Sugar intolerance – the 40mg vial of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatecontains a sugar called lactose.If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, tell your doctor before taking this medicine If you require a test to be carried out by your doctor or in hospital it is important that you tell the doctor or nurse that you are taking Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate. This medicine can affect the results of some tests.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Mental health problems can happen while taking steroids like Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate. •These illnesses can be serious. •Usually they start within a few days or weeks of starting the medicine. •They are more likely to happen at high doses. •Most of these problems go away if the dose is lowered or the medicine is stopped. However if the problems do happen they might need treatment. Talk to a doctor if you (or someone using this medicine) shows any signs of mental problems. This is particularly important if you are depressed, or might be thinking about suicide. In a few cases mental problems have happened when doses are being lowered or stopped. Remember to always carry a Steroid Treatment Card. Make sure your doctor or pharmacist has filled out the details of your medicine, including the dose and how long you will require steroid treatment. You should show your steroid card to anyone who gives you treatment (such as a doctor, nurse or dentist) while you are taking this medicine, and for 3 months after your last injection. If you are admitted to hospital for any reason always tell your doctor or nurse that you are taking Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate. You can also wear a medic-alert bracelet or pendant to let medical staff know that you are taking a steroid if you have an accident or become unconscious
Drug quanitty Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatewill be given as an injection by your doctor or nurse, either into a vein (intravenous) or into a muscle (intramuscular). Usually the first dose is given into a vein, especially in an emergency. It will be given slowly over at least 5 minutes. For larger doses this may take 30 minutes or more. Large doses should normally be used for only two to three days The medicine is first dissolved in Sterile Water for Injections. If the medicine is to be given by infusion (using a pump or drip) it is then mixed with another suitable fluid. No other medicines should be mixed with it elderly Treatment will normally be the same as for younger adults. However your doctor may want to see you more regularly to check how you are getting on with this medicine. Children Corticosteroids can affect growth in children so your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose that will be effective for your child
Drug Dose Your doctor will decide on the site of injection, how much of the medicine and how many injections you will receive depending on the condition being treated and its severity. Your doctor will inject you with the lowest dose for the shortest possible time to get effective relief of your symptoms
Excess Drug Consumption If you think you have been given too many injections of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinateplease speak to your doctor immediately
Forgot Drug Consumption Contact Your doctor
Stop Drug Consumption Your doctor will decide when it is time to stop your treatment. You will need to come off this treatment slowly if you: •have had repeated doses of corticosteroids for more than 3 weeks; •have been given high doses of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, over 32 mg daily, even if it was only for 3 weeks or less; •have already had a course of corticosteroid tablets or injections in the last year; •already had problems with your adrenal glands (adrenocortical insufficiency) before you started this treatment; You will need to come off this medicine slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include itchy skin, fever, muscle and joint pains, runny nose, sticky eyes, sweating and weight loss.If your symptoms seem to return or get worse as your dose of this medicine is reduced tell your doctor immediately
Possible Side Effects
General Information •Problems with the pumping of your heart (heart failure) symptoms of which are swollen ankles, difficulty in breathing and palpitations (awareness of heart beat) or irregular beating of the heart, irregular or very fast or slow pulse. •High blood pressure, symptoms of which are headaches, or generally feeling unwell. •Increased numbers of white blood cells (leucocytosis). •Swelling and high blood pressure, caused by increased levels of water and salt content. •Cramps and spasms, due to the loss of potassium from your body. In rare cases this can lead to congestive heart failure (when the heart cannot pump properly). •Nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick). •Ulcers or thrush in the gullet (discomfort on swallowing). •Indigestion. •Bloated stomach. •Persistent hiccups, especially when high doses are taken. •Glaucoma (raised pressure within the eye, causing pain in the eyes and headaches). •Swollen optic nerve (papilloedema, indicated by sight disturbance). •Damage to the optic nerve or cataracts (indicated by failing eyesight). •Thinning of the clear part at the front of the eye (cornea) or of the white part of the eye (sclera). •Worsening of viral or fungal eye infections. •Protruding of the eyeballs (exophthalmos). •Blurred or double vision •Slowing of normal growth in infants, children and adolescents which may be permanent. •Irregular or no periods in women. •Increased hair on the body and face in women (hirsutism). •Round or moon-shaped face (Cushingoid facies). •Increased appetite and weight gain. •Diabetes or worsening of existing diabetes. •Prolonged therapy can lead to lower levels of some hormones which in turn can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. This effect may persist for months. •The amount of certain chemicals (enzymes) called alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase and alkaline phosphatase that help the body digest drugs and other substances in your body may be raised after treatment with a corticosteroid. The change is usually small and the enzyme levels return to normal after your medicine has cleared naturally from your system. You will not notice any symptoms if this happen, but it will show up if you have a blood test. •Increased susceptibility to infections which can hide or change normal reactions to skin tests, such as that for tuberculosis. •Muscle weakness or wasting. •Brittle bones (bones that break easily). •Broken bones or fractures. •Breakdown of bone due to poor circulation of blood, this causes pain in the hip. •Torn muscle tendons causing pain and/or swelling. •Muscle cramps or spasms. •Feeling depressed, including thinking about suicide. •Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up and down. •Feeling anxious, having problems sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being confused and losing your memory. •Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do not exist. Having strange and frightening thoughts, changing how you act or having feelings of being alone •Acne. •Poor wound healing. •Thinning of skin with stretch marks. •Bruising. •Small purple/red patches on the skin. •Pale or darker patches on your skin, or raised patches which are an unusual color
Common Drug Side Effects •Allergic reactions, such as skin rash, swelling of the face or wheezing and difficulty breathing. This type of side effect is rare, but can be serious. •Acute pancreatitis, stomach pain spreading to your back, possibly accompanied by vomiting, shock and loss of consciousness. •Burst or bleeding ulcers, symptoms of which are stomach pain (especially if it seems to spread to your back), bleeding from the back passage, black or bloodstained stools and/or vomiting blood. •Infections. This medicine can hide or change the signs and symptoms of some infections, or reduce your resistance to the infection, so that they are hard to diagnose at an early stage. Symptoms might include a raised temperature and feeling unwell. Symptoms of a flare up of a previous TB infection could be coughing blood or pain in the chest. Symptoms of a previous malaria infection could involve chills and fever. Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatemay also make you more likely to develop a severe infection. •Pulmonary embolus (blood clots in the lung), symptoms of include sudden sharp chest pain, breathlessness and coughing up blood. •Raised pressure within the skull of children (pseudotumour cerebri) symptoms of which are headaches with vomiting, lack of energy and drowsiness. This side-effect usually occurs after treatment is stopped. •Thrombophlebitis (blood clots or thrombosis in a leg vein), symptoms of which include painful swollen, red and tender veins.
Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Very Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Drug Side Effects Symptoms Don’t stop taking Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate, but go and see your doctor IMMEDIATELY, if you get any of the symptoms .If you experience any of the following side effects, or notice any other unusual effects, don’t stop taking this medicine, but tell your doctor straight away
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinatemust not be used after the expiry date ‘EXP’ shown on the container.The doctor or pharmacist will keep the medicine in a safe place where children cannot reach or see it.This medicine must be stored below 25°C. Once the medicine has been mixed with Sterile Water for Injections the solution should be used straight away. Any unused liquid should be disposed of safely.Your doctor will check that the solution contains no particles and is not discoloured before using it.

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