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About A MethaPred

A MethaPred is a corticosteroid used to help in reduction of swelling, redness, itching and allergic reactions and can also be used in treatment of severe allergies, asthma, skin problems, arthritis or other conditions. A MethaPred has also been used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for A MethaPred:
  • Heart problems or previous heart attach
  • Cushing

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as A MethaPred may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering A MethaPred

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

A MethaPred tablets should be taken orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take A MethaPred with food or milk. If A MethaPred is to be taken only once a day, take it in the morning which is the time of day that your body normally secretes cortisol. Remember, when taking A MethaPred or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to space your doses evenly and do not take more often than directed.

A MethaPred should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of A MethaPred

In the event that a dose of A MethaPred was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of A MethaPred. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed A MethaPred to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Acetazolamide
  • Troleandomycin
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Medicines used for diabetes
  • Rifabutin
  • Erythromycin
  • Certain heart medications
  • Warfarin
  • Water pills
  • Female hormones, including contraceptives or birth control pills
  • Barbiturate medications for inducing sleep or treating seizures
  • Rifampin
  • Phenytoin
  • Live virus vaccines and other toxoids and vaccines
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with A MethaPred; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking A MethaPred.

A MethaPred Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of A MethaPred and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Headache
  • Nervousness, restlessness or difficulty sleeping
  • Unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Increased sweating

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

A MethaPred Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking A MethaPred consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with A MethaPred:

  • Fever, sore throat, sneezing, cough or other signs of infection, wounds that will not heal
  • Skin problems, acne, thin and shiny skin
  • Confusion, excitement, restlessness or a false sense of well being
  • Frequent passing of urine
  • Rounding out of the face
  • Muscle cramps or weakness
  • Swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness
  • Mental depression, mood swings, mistaken feelings of self importance or of being mistreated
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Unusual bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders or legs
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Eye pain, decreased or blurred vision or bulging eyes
  • Increased thirst
  • Menstrual problems

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

A MethaPred Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on A MethaPred and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of A MethaPred is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking A MethaPred. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking A MethaPred and may affect desired results. A MethaPred cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing A MethaPred is against the law.

How To Store A MethaPred

The following is general storage information for A MethaPred:

  • It is important that you store A MethaPred at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure A MethaPred is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store A MethaPred out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused A MethaPred properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking A MethaPred. If you experience any other side effects while taking A MethaPred please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding A MethaPred nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding A MethaPred, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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