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Methocort Information

Methocort is an allopathic medicine The correct dosage of Methocort depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Methocort Benefits & Uses

Methocort is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Methocort Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 8 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 8 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 8 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anaphylactic Shock
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Methocort Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Methocort safe for pregnant women?


    Methocort can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Methocort right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Methocort safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Methocort. If you see any side effects, stop taking Methocort immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Methocort again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Methocort on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Methocort. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Methocort on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Methocort. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Methocort on the Heart?


    You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Methocort. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Methocort with Other Drugs

Methocort should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Methocort Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Methocort unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Methocort

  • Is this Methocort habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Methocort.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Methocort since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Methocort only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Methocort cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Methocort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Methocort


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Methocort together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Methocort


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Methocort.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Methocort

Question over 5 years ago

What is Methocort?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Methocort is a brand name for methylprednisolone. It belongs to a class of drug known as corticosteroids. It is available in the form of a tablet, capsule, and injection. Methocort has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. It is used for the management of inflammation and diseases of the skin, eye, intestine, blood, and thyroid. It is also used for treating severe allergies and asthma.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Methocort affect hair growth?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Methocort increases the hair growth on the female's body and this disorder is known as hirsutism. Hirsutism is a condition in which a female develops a male pattern hair growth on areas like face, chest, and back. This usually stems from hormonal imbalances, tumors, and medications. It can be managed by taking treatment, by going for procedures like electrolysis and laser therapy, and by doing plucking, shaving, and waxing.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Methocort work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Methocort works by inhibiting certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) which causes allergy and inflammation. It also works by changing the body’s abnormal immune response which provides relief to the patient.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Methocort?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

The tablet/capsule form of Methocort should be taken orally. Based on your condition, your doctor will decide your dosing schedule. Methocort is also available as an injection which should be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Methocort should be taken with food or milk to avoid gastrointestinal disturbance.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Methocort addictive?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

No, Methocort is not addictive. It has not been reported to cause addiction among those who are taking this drug.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Medrol® methylprednisolone

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 288-289

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