Solu-Medrol

Solu-Medrol Indications/Uses

methylprednisolone

Manufacturer:

Pfizer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
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Indications/Uses
Endocrine Disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency (in conjunction with mineralocorticoids where applicable); acute adrenocortical insufficiency (mineralocorticoid supplementation may be necessary); shock secondary to adrenocortical insufficiency or shock unresponsive to conventional therapy when adrenal cortical insufficiency may be present (when mineralocorticoid activity is undesirable); preoperatively or in the event of serious trauma or illness, in patients with known adrenal insufficiency or when adrenocortical reserve is doubtful; congenital adrenal hyperplasia; nonsuppurative thyroiditis; hypercalcemia associated with cancer.
Rheumatic Disorders (As Adjunctive Therapy for Short-Term Administration in the Management of an Acute Episode or Exacerbation): Posttraumatic osteoarthritis; synovitis of osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; acute and subacute bursitis; epicondylitis; acute nonspecific tenosynovitis; acute gouty arthritis; psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis.
Collagen Diseases and Immune Complex Diseases (During an Exacerbation or as Maintenance Therapy in Selected Cases): Systemic lupus erythematosus (and lupus nephritis); acute rheumatic carditis; systemic dermatomyositis (polymyositis); polyarteritis nodosa; Goodpasture's syndrome.
Dermatologic Diseases: Pemphigus; severe erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome); exfoliative dermatitis; severe psoriasis; bullous dermatitis herpetiformis; severe seborrheic dermatitis; mycosis fungoides.
Allergic States (To Control Severe or Incapacitating Allergic Conditions Intractable to Adequate Trials of Conventional Treatment): Bronchial asthma; contact dermatitis; atopic dermatitis; serum sickness; seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis; drug hypersensitivity reactions; urticarial transfusion reactions; acute noninfectious laryngeal edema.
Ophthalmic Diseases (Severe Acute and Chronic Allergic and Inflammatory Processes Involving the Eye): Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; iritis, iridocyclitis; chorioretinitis; diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis; optic neuritis; sympathetic ophthalmia; anterior segment inflammation; allergic conjunctivitis; allergic corneal marginal ulcers; keratitis.
Gastrointestinal Diseases (To Manage Critical Periods of the Disease): Ulcerative colitis; regional enteritis.
Respiratory Diseases: Symptomatic sarcoidosis; berylliosis; fulminating or disseminated tuberculosis (when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy); Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means; aspiration pneumonitis; moderate to severe Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients (as adjunctive therapy when given within the first 72 hrs of initial anti-pneumocystis treatment); exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Hematologic Disorders: Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults; secondary thrombocytopenia in adults; erythroblastopenia (RBC anemia); congenital (erythroid) hypoplastic anemia.
Neoplastic Diseases (Palliative Management): Leukemias and lymphomas in adults; acute leukemia of childhood. To improve quality of life in patients with terminal cancer.
Edematous States: To induce diuresis or remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome without uremia.
Nervous System: Cerebral edema from primary or metastatic tumors or surgical or radiation therapy; acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis; acute spinal cord injury. The treatment should begin within 8 hrs of injury.
Other Indications: Tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block (when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy); trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement; organ transplantation; prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
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