METSOCORT 4 mg/16 mg

Composition:

Methylprednisolone 4 mg or 16 mg

Presentation:

Box of 3 blisters x 10 tablets

Indications:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Severe allergic diseases including anaphylaxis
  • Neoplastic diseases: acute leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, prostatic cancer
  • Primary nephrotic syndrome

Dosage:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis:

Initial dose is 4-6 mg/day. In acute attacks, 16-32 mg/day, followed by fast dose reduction.

  • Severe rheumatism:

0.8 mg/kg/day in small divided doses, followed by daily single doses.

  • Acute asthma attack:

32-48 mg/day, in 5 days. Once recovered from the acute attack, the dose of methylprednisolone is rapidly reduced.

  • Chronic ulcerative colitis:

Mild affection: 80 mg in enema, severe acute attack: take 8-24 mg/day.

Primary nephrotic syndrome: initial dose is 0.8-1.6 mg/kg in 6 weeks, followed by a dose reduction in 6-8 weeks.

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia:

64 mg/day, in 3 days, should be treated at least in 6-8 weeks.

  • Sarcoidosis:

A dose of 0.8 mg/kg/day can recede the illness. Low maintenance dose of 8 mg/day.

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