Macpred 8 MG Tablet
Macpred 8 MG Tablet is a steroid, which prevents the release of certain chemicals in the body that result in inflammation. The drug is quite effective in the treatment of a number of inflammatory health problems such as gland disorders, lupus, arthritis, psoriasis as well as ulcerative colitis. It also treats various other inflammatory conditions of the lungs, skin, eyes, blood cells, stomach and nervous system of the body.
Before you start the medicine the doctor needs to ensure:
- if the medicine is safe for the patient
- if you have allergies, overall fitness, and existing health problems
- if you have problems like hypertension, heart disease, kidney or liver issues, tuberculosis, pinworms, thyroid disorders, mental illness, epilepsy or cataracts
The dosage of the medicine for adults may vary from 4mg to 48mg daily. In the case of children, the dosage is decided to depend upon the health of the patient and the condition that is being treated.
Certain precautions should also be taken to prevent side effects from aggravating. For instance, avoid grapefruit juice consumption. it is also advised that ‘live’ vaccines should not be taken when on this drug. Patients taking this medication can easily catch infections. Thus they should also avoid interacting with sick family members or friends.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 30-36 hours after an oral dose and 1-4 weeks after an intramuscular injection.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine is observed within 30 minutes of an intravenous injection.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if clearly needed and if no other safer alternative is available.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to be excreted through breast milk in small amounts.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Macpred 8 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsThe missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine belongs to Glucocorticoids class of drugs. It works by binding to the receptor and inhibits the release of inflammatory substances thus helps in the treatment of inflammation or allergic disorders.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Diseasebleeding is more when taken for a long duration of time. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
DiabetesThis medicine is used with caution in the patients with diabetes as it increases the blood glucose levels. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. A suitable antidiabetic agent is prescribed based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juiceConsumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended when you are taking Macpred 8 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesired effects.
Interaction with Medicine
Ethinyl EstradiolUse with caution as this combination will increase the concentration of this medication. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider an alternative medicine or dose adjustments after consulting your doctor.
Azole antifungal agentsUse of ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided as these medicines may increase the concentration of this medication in the body which may cause swelling, high blood glucose, weight gain, and growth abnormalities in the children. Dose adjustments or alternative medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
AntihypertensivesUse with caution as this combination will decrease the concentration of Antihypertensives. This interaction is more likely to occur if it is taken for more than a week. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider an alternative medicine or dose adjustments after consulting your doctor.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugsUse with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.
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