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Zempred 4 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Methyl Prednisolone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Zempred 4 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.

Because the steroid is strong it can lead to a number of side effects which gradually disappear as the body adjusts to the medicine. Some of these side effects are weakness and slight muscle pain, headache, bloating and discomfort of the stomach. Make sure to contact your doctor if you experience the following-

  • Tunnel or blurred vision along with eye pain
  • problems with breathing
  • behavioral changes, mood swing and depression
  • pain in the arms back or leg
  • convulsions
  • Before you start the medicine the doctor needs to ensure if Zempred 4 MG Tablet is safe. Thus make sure to provide him a detailed history of your allergies, overall fitness and existing health problems. Inform him if you suffer from problems like hypertension, heart disease, kidney or liver issues, tuberculosis, pinworms, thyroid disorders, mental illness, epilepsy or cataracts. Depending on your health the doctor will then adjust the dosage of Zempred 4 MG Tablet.

    The dosage of Zempred 4 MG Tablet for adults may vary from 4mg to 48mg daily. In case of children dosage is decided depending upon the health of the patient and 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 Zempred 4 MG Tablet can easily catch infections. Thus they should also avoid interacting with sick family members or friends.

    Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Acute Gout

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Gout which is a type of joint inflammation. Sudden pain at night time and redness of the joints are few symptoms of Gout.
  • Psoriasis

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Psoriasis which is a type of skin disease. Itchy or sore patches and red skin are few symptoms of Psoriasis.
  • Nephrotic syndrome

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Nephrotic syndrome which is a type of kidney disease. Swelling of face, skin rash are few symptoms of this condition.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (symptoms include swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints).
  • Asthma

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Asthma which is an inflammation of the airways. Wheezing, cough and difficulty in breathing are few symptoms of Asthma.
  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it or any other glucocorticoids.
  • Fungal infections

    Avoid taking this medicine in patients suffering from systemic fungal infections.
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

    Intramuscular injection of Zempred 4 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients suffering from this condition.
  • Aggression or anger

  • Decreased urine output

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Change in mood

  • Increased appetite

  • 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 excreted through breast milk in small amounts. Use this medicine only if clearly needed when no other safer alternative is available.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zempred 4 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The 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 instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Zempred 4 MG Tablet 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 Disease

    Gastro-intestinal bleeding

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet is used with caution in the patients with gastrointestinal diseases. The risk of bleeding is more when taken for a long duration of time. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Diabetes

    Zempred 4 MG Tablet 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

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit juice

    Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended when you are taking Zempred 4 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesired effects.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    Use with caution as this combination will increase the concentration of Zempred 4 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider an alternative medicine or dose adjustments after consulting your doctor.

    Azole antifungal agents

    Use of ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided as these medicines may increase the concentration of Zempred 4 MG Tablet in the body which may cause swelling, high blood glucose, weight gain, and growth abnormalities in the children. Dose adjustments or an alternative medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Antihypertensives

    Use with caution as this combination will decrease the concentration of Antihypertensives. This interaction is more likely to occur if Zempred 4 MG Tablet 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 drugs

    Use 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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