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METHONE 16 TABLET

Manufactured byIcarus Healthcare
Description

METHONE 16 TABLET is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve swelling in various conditions like arthritis and allergic disorders. Do not stop the use of this medicine suddenly since this may cause severe side effects like confusion, headache, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for METHONE 16 TABLET

  • Aggression or anger
  • Decreased urine output
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Change in mood
  • Increased appetite

Uses of METHONE 16 TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute Gout
  • Psoriasis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Keloids
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Synovitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 30-36 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to methylprednisolone, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Fungal infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic fungal infections due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic infections since it may worsen the patient's condition. Patients who are at risk of developing infections should be monitored closely during treatment with this medicine for any signs of infections. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Vaccination

Administration of live or attenuated vaccines is not recommended in patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor may advise you on an appropriate time gap between the administration of the vaccine and the medicine or suggest an alternative medicine or alternative means of vaccination based on your clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with gastrointestinal diseases due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with a known history of kidney injury since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver injuries due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ethinyl Estradiol

Azole antifungal agents

Antihypertensives

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Disease interactions

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of gastrointestinal diseases due to the increased risk of bleeding. This risk is especially higher when medicine is taken for a long duration of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors and inhibiting the release of certain chemical substances that cause inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Methylprednisolone tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 15 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=7bf4d3d3-3f8a-4e20-9194-061658efca61

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 15 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1536

Methylprednisolone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 28 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00959
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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Feb 2020

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