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Zempred 8 MG Tablet

Zempred 8 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Methylprednisolone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Zempred 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.

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 8 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 8 MG Tablet.

    The dosage of Zempred 8 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 8 MG Tablet can easily catch infections. Thus they should also avoid interacting with sick family members or friends.

Acute Gout
Zempred 8 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.
Zempred 8 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.
Zempred 8 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.
Zempred 8 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (symptoms include swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints).
Zempred 8 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.
Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it or any other glucocorticoids.
Avoid taking this medicine in patients suffering from systemic fungal infections.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Intramuscular injection of Zempred 8 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients suffering from this condition.
In addition to its intended effect, Zempred 8 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Aggression or anger Major Common
Decreased urine output Major Common
Dizziness Major Common
Headache Major Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Common
Change in mood Major Common
Increased appetite Minor Common
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 8 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Lupin Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Pfizer Ltd
Medo Pharma
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.
United States
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 Major
Zempred 8 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 Moderate
Zempred 8 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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juice Moderate
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended when you are taking Zempred 8 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesired effects.
Interaction with Medicine
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will increase the concentration of Zempred 8 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 Major
Use of ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided as these medicines may increase the concentration of Zempred 8 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 Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will decrease the concentration of Antihypertensives. This interaction is more likely to occur if Zempred 8 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 Moderate
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.

Popular Questions & Answers

Case of rheumatoid arthritis since 2010. ANA (antinuclear antibody) result: POSITIVE. Doctors diagnosed as Sjogren's syndrome. Taking Zempred-4 mg and HCQS-300 mg daily one. Is there any side effects with above? Is there any fear/danger with sjogren syndrome? I am so thankful if you explain in detail?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Case of rheumatoid arthritis since 2010. ANA (antinuclear antibody) result: POSITIVE. Doctors diagnosed as Sjogren's ...
Hello Lybrate User. Sjogren's syndrome is characterised by abnormal functioning of exocrine glands leading to dryness of eyes and mouth. It can be primary sjogren's or secondary (secondary to other connective tissue disorder like RA, SLE, Systemic sclerosis). Just a positive ANA does not confirm sjogren's. ANA can be positive in 30% patients of RA itself. Type of ANA pattern would be relevant. Primary sjogren's have antibodies to Ro and La in 30-50% cases. Sjogren's diagnosis would require other objective signs like positive shirmer's test (dry eyes), ocular staining, positive minor salivary gland biopsy. Now your query about side effects of prescribed medicines. Steroids (zempred) in long term can cause bone weakness (osteoporosis ), diabetes, hypertension, peptic ulcer disease, cataract etc. But it needs to be given if indicated with bone and GI protection. Surely take calcium and vitamin D supplements. Hydroxychloroquine can cause retinal and corneal deposits in eye. You should always get a baseline fundus (eye) examination done when starting this drug, and if normal then every 5 years. Sjogren's can have multiple extraglandular symptoms including fatigue, raynauds, neuropathy, lung inbolvement, arthritis, heart involvement. You should follow up with your rheumatologist regularly.
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I am suffering from painful and big size and no of ulcers in full mouth and throat. Frequency recurrence, and systemic disease like diabetes No or cardiac disease Only high BP. Medicine taken - tab belae fore, candid mouth paint, cyca d, ducort-30, medrol, dologel, zempred, dapsone, moza- tab. These are since last 10 months.

Dentofacial Orthopedics, Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Too much steroids are harmful for body. Get a consultation done immediately because it's is a complicated case.

Instead of ZEMPRED4 ,the ZEMPRED8 tablet is given to the patient. Is there is any complications. Please help.

General Physician, Cuttack
Instead of ZEMPRED4 ,the ZEMPRED8 tablet is given to the patient. Is there is any complications. Please help.
Zempred is methyl prednisolne (gluco corticoid) and used for a variety of diseases like Endocrine/Rheumatic/collagen/ auto immune/ allergic/ skin Diseases etc. It can be taken in doses of 4-48 mg/day depending on the disease condition after consulting doctor. Don't take medicine without consulting doctor.
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we blessed a baby girl on November 26th, 2013 in CMC hospital Vellore. After delivery the same day night I got affected with rheumatology and from there onwards am continuously taking medicines. Fol -5, Zempred and HCQS tablets. Today I have confirmed am conceiving by doing Pregtest. Kindly suggest can I continue my pregnancy or not. If continuing by taking the above medicines is that will affect the baby growth? Kindly help me in this.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
we blessed a baby girl on November 26th, 2013 in CMC hospital Vellore. After delivery the same day night I got affect...
U might be having an acute attack of rheumatism. I won't advice pregnancy in a acute attack. Again the chance of transmission to the baby should be ruled out. Have your disease controlled first n then plan pregnancy.
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I had suffering arthritis. I taken treatment from rheumatology doctor. But when climate change and any issue in stumuck a lot of pain in joint between back and both leg in upper side. In early morning a lot of pain. If I taken medicine then problems resolved. But how much days medicine should be taken? Saaz500, rantac150, zempred4.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I had suffering arthritis. I taken treatment from rheumatology doctor. But when climate change and any issue in stumu...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 1 cup mustard oil 2. Add 10 g camphor 3. Heat the oil till the camphor dissolves completely 4. Massage lukewarm oil on the affected area this will help improve the blood circulation in the area and will reduce the inflammation and stiffness this is very helpful.
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Can surgery be deemed as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?
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Since osteoporosis is usually irreversible and incurable, preventing the fractures is considered to be extremely important.

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In patients with parkinsonism,

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Ayurvedic Treatment
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  1. Panchakarma can bring about a visible improvement in patients with Parkinsonism. Oil massages using Ashwagandha and Bala can work wonders.
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  4. Try and make the diet as nutritious and healthy as possible.
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Literally, angioedema means swelling of the blood vessels. These are located in the underlying layers of the skin and their swelling can lead to formation of giant hives, which can be extremely itchy, reddish, and oval or circular in shape. The affected area is usually warm and painful to touch.


Angioedema is caused due to the following:

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  2. Insect bites or stings

  3. Pollen, latex, animal dander, poison ivy, and other common allergens

  4. Medications like aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, and some blood pressure medicines

  5. In response to blood transfusions

  6. Auto-immune disorders like lupus

  7. Conditions like leukemia and thyroid disorders

  8. Infections like hepatitis, cytomegalovirus infections, Epstein-Barr infections, etc.

  9. Weather conditions like extremes of cold, heat, or pressure

  10. Extreme emotional stress

  11. Genetic angioedema, passed on from parents to children, which could last forever

While hives usually develop without any warning, the following condition puts a person at risk of developing angioedema.

  1. Predisposition to allergic reactions (highly active immune system)

  2. Previous history of allergies

  3. Genetic history of allergies or angioedema

Most angioedema cases are limited to the skin and hives, but there could be severe cases leading to respiratory distress.


If it is the first instance of hives, the doctor would ask detailed questions about similar occurrence in the past. They would also check if there are similar hives on other parts of the body like the back, which you may have missed. If required, this examination is followed by allergy testing and blood testing. The allergy testing will help identify if you are allergic to some of the common things which cause allergy. The blood test will look for your eosinophil count, which is usually high in people prone to allergies. C1 esterase inhibitor test and complement particles also can be checked, if there is suspicion of genetic angioedema.


This would depend on the severity of symptoms

  1. In case of angioedema, admission in hospital may be needed.
  2. Tracheostomy may also become essential to save patients life.
  3. Vigorous therapy with intravenous medications like steroid, antihistamines and others may be needed.
  4. Under medical treatment, antihistamines like cetirizine and loratadine are prescribed. However, severe cases may require steroids like prednisolone.


Once you know what caused it, avoid exposure to these substances and further attacks can be prevented. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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