The Brand Name ACNEX Has Generic Salt :: METHYLPREDNISOLONE 

ACNEX  Is From Company Unichem Priced :: Rs. 49.96

ACNEX have METHYLPREDNISOLONE is comes under Sub class #N/A of  Main Class #N/A

Main Medicine Class:: #N/A  Sub Medicine Class :: #N/A 

 Salt Name :  OR Generic Name Form Price : MRP /Probable Packing
METHYLPREDNISOLONE  LOT  Rs. 49.96  20ML
Brand Name Company / Manufacturers Strength Unit Price / 20ML
 ACNEX  Unichem  2.5,2.5,100,50;MG/ML  20ML Rs. 49.96

Company  Brand Name  Salt Combination Main Medical Class Sub Medical Class
 From Unichem :: ACNEX  METHYLPREDNISOLONE  #N/A #N/A

Indications for Drugs ::

Methylprednisolone Tablets are indicated in the following conditions: 1.Endocrine Disorders 2.Rheumatic Disorders 3.Collagen Diseases 4.Dermatologic Diseases 5.Allergic States 6.Ophthalmic Diseases 7.Respiratory Diseases 8.Hematologic Disorders 9.Neoplastic Diseases 10.Edematous States 11.Gastrointestinal Diseases 12.Nervous System 13.Miscellaneous

Drug Dose ::

The initial dosage of Methylprednisolone may vary from 5 mg to 60 mg of methylprednisolone per day depending on the specific disease entity being treated. In situations of less severity lower doses will generally suffice while in selected patients higher initial doses may be required. The initial dosage should be maintained or adjusted until a satisfactory response is noted. If after a reasonable period of time there is a lack of satisfactory clinical response, Methylprednisolone should be discontinued and the patient transferred to other appropriate therapy. Use in children Corticosteroids cause growth retardation in infancy, childhood and adolescence, which may be irreversible. Treatment should be administered where possible as a single dose on alternate days.

Contraindication ::

Systemic fungal infections and known hypersensitivity to components.

Drug Precautions ::

Caution is necessary when oral corticosteroids, including Prednisolone, are prescribed in patients with the following conditions like-Tuberculosis, Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Liver failure, Renal insufficiency, Diabetes mellitus or in those with a family history of diabetes, Osteoporosis, Patients with a history of severe affective disorders and particularly those with a previous history of steroid-induced psychoses, Epilepsy, Peptic ulceration, Previous Steroid Myopathy. Undesirable effects may be minimized by using the lowest effective dose for the minimum period and by administering the daily requirement as a single morning dose on alternate days. Frequent patient review is required to titrate the dose appropriately against disease activity.

Drug Side Effects ::

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances Sodium retention Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients Hypertension Fluid retention Potassium loss Hypokalemic alkalosis Musculoskeletal Muscle weakness Loss of muscle mass Steroid myopathy Osteoporosis Vertebral compression fractures Aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads Pathologic fracture of long bones Gastrointestinal Peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage Pancreatitis Abdominal distention Ulcerative esophagitis Dermatologic Impaired wound healing Petechiae and ecchymoses May suppress reactions to skin tests Thin fragile skin Facial erythema Increased sweating Neurological Increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (pseudo-tumor cerebri) usually after treatment Convulsions Vertigo Headache Endocrine Development of Cushingoid state Suppression of growth in children Secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness, particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery or illness Menstrual irregularities Decreased carbohydrate tolerance Manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus Increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetics Ophthalmic Posterior subcapsular cataracts Increased intraocular pressure Glaucoma Exophthalmos Metabolic Negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism The following additional reactions have been reported following oral as well as parenteral therapy: Urticaria and other allergic, anaphylactic or hypersensitivity reactions.

Pregnancy category ::
Pregnancy category

3

Drug Mode of Action ::  

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic corticosteroid with mainly glucocorticoid activity and minimal mineralocorticoid properties. It decreases inflammation by suppression of migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversal of increased capillary permeability.

Drug Interactions ::

Decreases effect of anticholinesterases in myasthenia gravis. May decrease the hypoglycaemic effects of antidiabetic agents. Decreases serum concentrations of salicylates. Increased hypokalemic effects of potassium-depleting diuretics (thiazides or furosemide), amphotericin B, bronchodilator therapy with xanthines or ?2 agonists. Increase incidence of GI bleeding and ulceration with NSAIDs. May increase the anticoagulant effects of warfarin. Decreased levels/effects with CYP3A4 inducers (aminoglutethimide, carbamazepine, nafcillin, nevirapine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and rifamycins). Increased levels/effects with CYP3A4 inhibitors (azole antifungals, clarithromycin, diclofenac, doxycycline, erythromycin, imatinib, isoniazid, nefazodone, nicardipine, propofol, protease inhibitors, quinidine, telithromycin, and verapamil). May decrease the effects of vaccines (dead organism) or increase the risk of vaccinal infection (live organism). Antacids and bile sequestrants may decrease the absorption of corticosteroids, separate admin by 2 hr. Increased risk of myopathy with neuromuscular-blocking agents, tendinopathies with fluoroquinolones.

 

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