Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Methylprednisolone

Introduction

Name

  • Methylprednisolone.

Class of drug

  • Corticosteroid, glucocorticoid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (6-alpha,11-beta)-11,17,21-trihydroxy-6-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.

Molecular formula

  • C22H30O5.

Physical properties

  • Sterile, aqueous suspension.
  • Sterile, freeze-dried powder.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Do not store in freezer.

Uses

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Indications

  • Shock.
    Early administration of a large IV dose may be beneficial in circulatory failure or shock irrespective of the cause
  • Inflammatory and allergic disorders.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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