Mepsocort Injection

Mepsocort Injection

Composition:

Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate 1000mg

Description:

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid and belongs to the class of corticosteroids. This drug is used in different salt forms such as methylprednisolone sodium succinate and methylprednisolone acetate. Methylprednisolone exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic and immunosuppressant properties. However, methylprednisolone is largely known for its anti-inflammatory activities.

Methylprednisolone, like any other glucocorticoids, penetrates to the cell and binds to the cytoplasmic receptors. This binding inhibits the transcription and translation of proteins associated with the inflammation. Methylprednisolone uses different mechanisms to bring down the inflammation and its symptoms. Major mechanisms include, inhibition of inflammatory cytokine cascade, aiding the apoptosis of activated immune cells, preventing the T-cell activation, and reducing the leukocyte extravasation into the CNS. In general, this drug suppresses the humoral immune response within the body.

Indication:

  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia in HIV patients
  • Asthma
  • Allergic conditions
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Adrenogenital syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchial inflammation or acute bronchitis (short-term treatment)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Thyroiditis
  • Rheumatic disorders and Collagen diseases
  • Dermatological diseases
  • Pericarditis
  • Anthrax
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Loeffler’s Syndrome
  • Lipid Pneumonitis
  • Advanced Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis

Dosage and Administration:

This medicine has to be administered under medical supervision only.

Contraindications:

MEPSOCORT injection is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards its ingredients. It is also contraindicated in patients with hypothyroidism, diabetes, high cholesterol, low potassium in the blood, muscle problems, increased pressure in the eye, cataracts, tuberculosis, herpes simplex infection of the eye and intestinal infections.

Adverse effects:

Adverse effects of this medication are muscle weakness, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, abdominal distention, impaired wound healing, excess sweating, convulsions, headache, potassium loss and headache.

Precautions:

There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to methylprednisolone sodium succinate administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.

Presentation:

MEPSOCORT injection is available in 20mL& 20mL WFI pack.

Disclaimer:

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Keep the medicines out of the children’s reach. This product is to be stored as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use this information in place of a visit, consultation or advice of your healthcare providers.

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