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Medrol 16 MG

Generic: Medrol (Methylprednisolone 16mg)

Manufacturer: Cipla

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Generic Medrol is a corticosteroid drug that is used for anti-inflammatory, metabolism and immune responses. It is also useful in arthritis therapy, bronchial inflammation, acute bronchitis, systemic lupus erythematous, ulcerative colitis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.

In addition, generic Medrol is also used for non-penetrating spinal cord injury and vestibular neuritis and beneficial for treating patient with cardiac arrest. In case of in vitro fertilization, after retrieval of egg, this medicine is used to prevent the body from rejecting the embryo from getting transferred till implantation.

Furthermore, generic Medrol is used for problem related to blood disorder, severe allergic reaction, cancer, and eye problem. Disease related to skin, kidney, intestine, lung and immune system disorder. 

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Generic Medrol is a corticosteroid. It functions by modifying the immune response of the body and might lower the ability of the body to fight against infection. Generic Medrol is often used in the treatment of allergy, arthritis, asthma, blood disorder, etc. This can be used by people who are not capable to produce enough of their own corticosteroid naturally, a condition known as Addison’s disease.

Generic Medrol might increase the blood pressure, salt and water retention with loss of potassium ion in from the body. So, it is essential to limit the salt intake and increase the potassium intake. Apart from this, it might lead to loss of calcium and in turn can lead to osteoporosis where bones become brittle. Hence, intake of calcium and vitamin is essential.

Methylprednisolone is available in market under various trade names such as Solu-Medrol, Medrol, etc. This medicine is manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies located at various locations all across the globe.

Generic Medrol should be stored at room temperature that ranges room 20-25 degree centigrade. It should be protected from heat, dampness, moisture and light. The medicine should be kept at a safe place where child and pet should not reach.

Generic Medrol contains methylprednisolone that is represented as 1,4 - diene - 3,20-dione, 11, 17, 21-trihydroxy-6-methyl-, (6α, 11β) having molecular weight of 374.48. It appears as white, odourless and crystalline powder. This is soluble in alcohol, dioxane, methanol, acetone, ether & chloroform and insoluble in water. The various inactive ingredients present in 4 mg and 16 mg tablets of Medrol include calcium stearate, corn starch, lactose, mineral oil, sorbic acid and sucrose. In addition to these ingredients, F D & C Yellow No. 6 is present in 8 mg of Medrol tablet.

It is very important to remember that generic Medrol should not be stopped without consulting the doctor. The patient might suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, headache, tiredness, dizziness, muscle pain, etc. 


 Mechanism of action: 

Generic Medrol works by improving the immune response of your body and also decreases the ability of the body to fight against infection. 



Generic Medrol is used for following in the treatment of following diseases:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematous
  • Acute gouty arthritis
  • Psoriatic ulcerative colitis
  • Cohn’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Drug-induced arthritis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Inflammation in iris, uvea, conjunctiva, optic nerve, etc.


Side Effects:

Some patient might get side effects after using generic Medrol such as: 

  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Whirling motion
  • Change in body fat
  • Slow wound healing
  • Pain in joint
  • Change in vision
  • Change in menstrual period
  • Fever
  • Chill
  • Tarry stool
  • Facial flushing
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual gain in weight


Drug interactions: 

Some of the drugs that might interact with Generic Medrol are: 

  • Cyclosporine
  • Rifampin
  • Phenytonin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Troleandomycin




Generic Medrol should be taken with food in order to prevent stomach upset. The dose of medicine depends on the severity of the condition, response of the medicine and age and weight of the user. In general, the recommended dose for generic Medrol varies from 4 mg to 48 mg daily. 

Missed dose: 

In case, the patient misses their dose, they should take as soon as remember. They should skip the missed dose if it’s time for next scheduled dose. Do not take double dose of the medicine to make up for the missed dose. 



In case overdose is suspected, the patient might experience dizziness, faintness, fever, loss of appetite, low blood pressure & blood sugar, muscle pain and nausea.  The patient should consult to their medical advisor as soon as possible.



  • Prior taking generic Medrol, the patient should tell to the doctor if they are allergic to this or any ingredient of the medicine.
  • In case, the patient have any medical record such as bleeding problem, blood clots, brittle bone, diabetes, eye disease, heart problem, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach or intestine problem or seizures, they should reveal to the doctor prior taking this medicine.
  • Generic Medrol might cause dizziness in the patients. Therefore, the patient should avoid work that requires alertness such as machine operation, driving vehicle, etc.
  • In some patients, generic Medrol might cause stomach bleeding and intake of alcohol might increase this risk. So the user of this medicine should avoid alcohol consumption.