Depo-Medrol Injection (Methylprednisolone acetate) is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used to treat pain and swelling from arthritis and other joint disorders. It may also be used to treat other conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin, intestinal, kidney, lung diseases and immune system disorders. Methylprednisolone is a synthetic corticosteroid medication that works by decreasing your immune system’s response to these conditions and reduces inflammation that cause symptoms such as swelling, pain and allergic reactions.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Depo-Medrol Injection with or without preservatives and with Lidocaine from Canada manufactured by Pfizer. There is no generic available for this medication. Depo-Medrol Injection is available in the strength of 20mg/ml, 40 mg/ml and 80 mg/ml vials.
The common side effects of Depo-Medrol may include bloating, changes in your menstrual periods, headache, muscle pain or weakness, slow wound healing, stomach discomfort, thinning skin and weight gain.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• A seizure;
• Bloody or tarry stools;
• Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain;
• Low potassium, leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest;
• New or unusual pain in an arm or leg;
• Severe depression;
• Severe stomach pain that spreads to your back, nausea and vomiting;
• Shortness of breath
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Depo-Medrol Injection if you are allergic to Methylprednisolone Acetate or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. People who receive immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids should not receive live vaccines, as there is a risk of infection and poor immune response to the vaccine. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Methylprednisolone acetate passes into breast milk and it may affect your nursing baby. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding. There may be a drug interaction between Methylprednisolone and other medications such as birth control pills, calcitriol, celecoxib, colestipol, cyclosporine, donepezil, leflunomide, etc.
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