What is Methylprednisolone? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Methylprednisolone? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid (glucocorticoids are a class of corticosteroid hormones that are highly effective in reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system). It is primarily prescribed for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects.


Methylprednisolone is effective in a variety of inflammatory conditions such as:

  • arthritis
  • lupus
  • psoriasi,
  • ulcerative colitis
  • allergic disorders
  • glandular (endocrine)
  • disorders
  • conditions affecting the skin, eyes, lungs, stomach, nervous system, or blood cells

Methylprednisolone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide
Do not use this medicine if you have a fungal infection anywhere on your body.


Methylprednisolone is available as an oral tablet. Your doctor will prescribe the best medication regimen for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take methylprednisolone as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking methylprednisolone without talking to your doctor.

Side Effects:

Some common side effects are:

  • vomit
  • headache
  • dizzy
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • depression
  • fear
  • Acne

Some side effects can be serious:

  • skin rash
  • swelling of the face, legs or ankles
  • vision problems
  • long-lasting colds and infections
  • muscle weakness


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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