Methylprednisolone

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Methylprednisolone (meth" il pred nis' oh lone) is a synthetic, intermediate acting glucocorticoid that widely used in the therapy of severe inflammation, autoimmune conditions, hypersensitivity reactions and organ rejection. 

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Methylprednisolone is available in multiple forms in tablets of 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 mg generically and under the brand name of Medrol and in Medrol Dosepaks (21 tablets of 4 mg each).  Injectable forms of methylprednisolone are also available generically and under brand names of Solu-Medrol and Depo-Medrol.  Five times more potent that cortisol, methylprednisolone is used in varying doses, with 4 mg daily being considered physiologic doses in adults.  Methylprednisolone has minimal mineralocorticoid activity.

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