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Solu-Medrol Mix-O-Vial
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This medication is used to treat various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). This injectable form of methylprednisolone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.

 
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Solu-Medrol Mix-O-Vial

Uses
This medication is used to treat various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). This injectable form of methylprednisolone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts, blood glucose/mineral levels, blood pressure, bone density tests, height/weight measurements, eye examinations, X-rays) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects during long-term treatment.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.Lifestyle changes that help reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) during long-term treatment include doing weight-bearing exercise, getting adequate calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking, and limiting alcohol.
  • Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.If you use this medication for prolonged periods, you should wear or carry identification stating that you are using it.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
  • Use this medication within 48 hours of mixing.


How To Use
  • This medication is given by slow injection into a vein or directly into a muscle by a health care professional as directed by your doctor.
  • Follow your doctor's directions carefully.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often than prescribed without consulting your doctor.
  • Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the liquid.If you have been using this medication for a long time, do not suddenly stop using it without your doctor's approval.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to reduce symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, or extreme tiredness.If you are giving yourself injections at home, learn how to prepare and inject this medication properly.
  • Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse any questions you may have about how to give yourself methylprednisolone.
  • Learn how to store and discard needles, medical supplies, and any unused medication safely.
  • Never reuse needles or syringes.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual period changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: bone/joint pain, easy bruising/bleeding, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, severe stomach/abdominal pain, increased thirst/urination, fast/slow/pounding/irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles/feet, tendon pain, persistent weight gain, puffy face, unusual hair growth, thinning skin, slow wound healing, signs of infection (e.g., persistent fever/cough/sore throat, painful urination, eye pain/discharge), muscle weakness/pain, mental/mood changes (e.g., mood swings, depression, agitation), vision changes, seizures, unusual skin growths.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using methylprednisolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: current fungal infections.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other infections (e.g., tuberculosis, threadworm), bleeding problems, blood clots, brittle bones (osteoporosis), high blood pressure, certain heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, recent heart attack), diabetes, certain eye diseases (e.g., cataracts, herpes infection, glaucoma), kidney disease, severe liver disease (cirrhosis), mental/mood conditions (e.g., psychosis, anxiety, depression), certain muscle/nerve problems (myasthenia gravis), seizures, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., diverticulitis, ulcer, ulcerative colitis), underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), untreated mineral problems (e.g., low potassium or calcium).This drug may make you dizzy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.This medication may mask signs of infection or put you at greater risk of developing very serious infections.
  • Report to your doctor any injuries or signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat/cough/fever, pain during urination, muscle aches) that occur while using this medication or within 12 months after stopping it.If you have been using this medication for a long time, your body may not be able to make enough natural steroids while you are under stress due to infection, surgery, or injury.
  • Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • If you have stopped using this drug within the past 12 months, you may need to start using it again if your body is under severe stress.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur: unusual weakness, sudden weight loss, dizziness.Do not have immunizations, vaccinations, or skin tests unless specifically directed by your doctor.
  • Live vaccines may cause serious problems (e.g., infection) if given while you are using this medication.
  • Avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.Avoid contact with people who have chickenpox or measles unless you have previously had these diseases (e.g., in childhood).
  • If you are exposed to one of these infections and you have not previously had it, seek immediate medical attention.If you have a history of ulcers, or if you take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit alcoholic beverages while using this medication to decrease the risk of stomach/intestinal bleeding.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used it within the last 12 months.If you have diabetes, this drug may increase your blood sugar levels.
  • Check your blood glucose levels regularly as directed by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you have symptoms such as increased thirst and urination.
  • Your anti-diabetic medication or diet may need to be adjusted.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially osteoporosis.
  • Talk with your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss.Caution is advised when using this drug for a long time in children.
  • This medication may temporarily slow down a child's rate of growth, but it will probably not affect final adult height.
  • Monitor your child's height periodically.A preservative (benzyl alcohol) that may be found in this product or in the liquid used to mix this product can infrequently cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems if given in large amounts (more than 100 milligrams per kilogram daily) to an infant during the first months of life.
  • The risk is also greater with low-birth-weight infants.
  • Symptoms include sudden gasping, low blood pressure, or a very slow heartbeat.
  • If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn, report them to the doctor immediately.
  • If possible, a preservative-free product should be used when treating newborns.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • There have been rare reports of harm to an unborn baby when corticosteroids are used during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Infants born to mothers who have been using this medication for an extended time may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • Although there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: live vaccines, mifepristone.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting methylprednisolone.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aldesleukin, large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates such as salsalate), birth control pills/patch/ring, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), bupropion, cyclosporine, drugs for diabetes, drugs that cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B, diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide), estrogens, natalizumab, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ibuprofen), quinolone antibiotics (e.g., levofloxacin), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove methylprednisolone from your body (e.g., aprepitant, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin, rifamycins such as rifampin, certain anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin and phenobarbital), herbal products (e.g., licorice).Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen) that may increase the risk of stomach bleeding from this drug.
  • Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 mg per day).
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including skin tests), possibly causing false test results.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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