methylprednisolone, Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol (cont.)

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Severe allergic conditions that fail conventional treatment also may respond to methylprednisolone. Examples include:

Chronic skin conditions treated with methylprednisolone include:

Chronic allergic and inflammatory conditions of the uvea, iris, conjunctiva and optic nerves of the eyes also are treated with methylprednisolone.

Methylprednisolone is used for treating shock and multiple sclerosis although their use in these conditions is controversial.

SIDE EFFECTS: Adverse effects of methylprednisolone depend on dose, duration and frequency of administration. Short courses of methylprednisolone are usually well-tolerated with few, mild side effects. Long term, high doses of methylprednisolone may produce predictable and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest effective doses of methylprednisolone should be used for the shortest length of time to minimize side effects. Alternate day dosing also can help reduce side effects.

Side effects of methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious irreversible bodily damage. Commonly reported side effects include:

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