methylprednisolone, Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol

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GENERIC NAME: methylprednisolone

BRAND NAME: Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol, A-Methapred

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Methylprednisolone family of products include methylprednisolone, methylprednisolone acetate (Medrol, Depo-medrol), and methylprednisolone sodium acetate (Solu-medrol). They will be called methylprednisolone in this monograph. They are synthetic (man-made) corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are naturally-occurring chemicals produced by the adrenal glands located adjacent to the kidneys. Corticosteroids affect metabolism in various ways and modify the immune system. Corticosteroids also block inflammation and are used in a wide variety of inflammatory diseases affecting many organs. The FDA approved methylprednisolone in October 1957.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Methylprednisolone is used to achieve prompt suppression of inflammation. Examples of inflammatory conditions for which methylprednisolone is used include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/2/2015



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