Methylprednisolone is an active component and corticosteroid hormone that shows anti-inflammatory as well as immunomodulating properties. It acts by binding to and activates specific nuclear receptors, leads to altered gene expression. It inhibits proinflammatory cytokine production. The active component reduces the number of circulating lymphocytes. It stimulates apoptosis in sensitive tumor cell populations. It plays the role of an anti-inflammatory drug, a neuroprotective agent, an antiemetic, an adrenergic agent, a xenobiotic and an environmental contaminant.
Class of Drugs – Corticosteroid hormone
Molecular Formula – C22H30O5
Molecular Weight - 374.5 g/mol
Working: This mentioned is an active component Methylprednisolone acts by reducing inflammation and changing the immune response of the body. This decreases the inflammation caused by the condition.
Uses: It is indicated for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. Methylprednisolone reduces the immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms like swelling, pain, and allergic-type reactions. It is a corticosteroid hormone that can be used with other medications in hormone disorders.
Popular Brands and Dosages: It is made available in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Medrol: 4 mg and 16 mg
Do not stop this medication without consulting the doctor, it may lead to serious side effects.