Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet , a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. Pradno -4 is often used to replace this chemical when your body does not make enough of it. Pradno -4 relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis); severe allergies; and asthma. Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet is also used to treat certain types of cancer.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should this medicine be used?
Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Your doctor will prescribe a dosing schedule that is best for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of Pradno -4 or take Pradno -4 more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Do not stop taking Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet without talking to your doctor. Stopping the drug abruptly can cause loss of appetite, upset stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, peeling skin, and weight loss. If you take large doses for a long time, your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually to allow your body to adjust before stopping the drug completely. Watch for these side effects if you are gradually decreasing your dose and after you stop taking the tablets. If these problems occur, call your doctor immediately. You may need to increase your dose of tablets temporarily or start taking them again.
for Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet ,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet , aspirin, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) such as warfarin (Coumadin), arthritis medications, aspirin, azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), digoxin (Lanoxin), diuretics (‘water pills’), erythromycin, estrogen (Premarin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin (Rifadin), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and vitamins.
if you have a fungal infection (other than on your skin), do not take Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet without talking to your doctor.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver, kidney, intestinal, or heart disease; diabetes; an underactive thyroid gland; high blood pressure; mental illness; myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis; herpes eye infection; seizures; tuberculosis (TB); or ulcers.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet , call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet .
if you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet makes your stomach and intestines more susceptible to the irritating effects of alcohol, aspirin, and certain arthritis medications. This effect increases your risk of ulcers.
dietary instructions should I follow?
Your doctor may instruct you to follow a low-sodium, low-salt, potassium-rich, or high-protein diet. Follow these directions.
Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet may cause an upset stomach. Take Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet with food or milk.
if I forget a dose?
When you start to take Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet , ask your doctor what to do if you forget a dose. Write down these instructions so that you can refer to them later.
If you take Pradno -4 Methylprednisolone 4mg Tablet once a day, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if Pradno -4 is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.