One in every four people are struggling with the crippling disease–arthritis. Taken an average of a year, more than half of dollars are spent in its treatment. This is why arthritis has a devastating financial effect on our society.  The term “arthritis” means inflammation of the joints that represents to 100 of different conditions, some involving inflammation while some not. Some of the well-known types of arthritis are gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, pseudo-gout, Reiter's disease, polymyalgia rheumatic, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and fibromyalgia.

Some types of arthritis involve inflammation– It is the natural response of the body to injury or infection. Look at this example: if a simple scratch happens at your body….then your body starts releasing chemicals automatically…white blood cells get collected from the scratch. When this happens, your body starts fighting with foreign substance and bacteria…..these results in redness, puffiness and pain at inflammation site. In arthritis patients, unluckily this natural defense mechanism does not work. Elements who supposed to fight infection, repair the body, instead of that they start attacking the body. Before this inflammatory process gets stopped, it continues attacking the body that destructs the joints.

Arthritis process is slower and this is why most people still ignore its early warning symptoms or signs. It involves continuance pain, swelling in one or more joints, tenderness; these are the symptoms that get worse with the time. Other warning symptoms include stiffness and joint pain…especially it happens in the morning time.

If you feel lower back pain then it may be the earliest symptom of arthritis that can be treated with the use of Medrol (Methylprednisolonex) tablets. This medicine gives you relief from the suffering of joint pain arising due to horrible disease “arthritis”.  A Peron dealing with arthritis problem such damaged joints, that get weaken and making your body to suffer due to pain, fewer moments, pain, variability and the physical problem is advised to take this medicine as early as possible to combat this issue at an early stage. Apart from this, Medrol is also suggested for treating medical conditions like arthritis, severe sensitive reactions, blood disorders, eye conditions, certain cancers, kidney/ intestinal/ skin/ lung disease and immune system problems.

Methylprednisolone- a synthetic glucocorticoid is the main generic component present in the branded medicine “Medrol”. This compound is placed in the category of corticosteroid hormone. It works by minimizing immune system response towards various diseases to minimize the symptoms such as pain, swelling, and sensitive type reactions. It gets attached to high-affinity cytoplasmic receptors, modifies transcription and then protein synthesis. In this way, it blocks the leukocyte infiltration at the site of inflammation, changes the inflammatory response and suppresses humoral immune response. In this way, it controls the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation like as prostaglandins and leukotriene.

Medrol comes in a tablet formulation that needs to be taken by oral route with one glass of water. This medicine comes with various dosing strengths of 4, 16 and 32mg.  For getting relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis, a person needs to take Medrol 4 to 48 mg, once a day or in divided doses. For getting relief in gout, a person needs to take 4 to 48 mg once a day. For treating the exacerbation of Multiple Sclerosis, the best-suggested dose of Medrol is 200 mg for a week, that needs to be reduced to 80 mg every other day for 1 month. This dosing is best suggested initial dose but it is better to consult with a doctor for more clarification.

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Common side effects of Medrol are changed in the menstrual cycle, headache, dizziness, muscle pain, stomach discomfort, and bloating. You can be safe by following these cautious measures like Never stop taking Medrol suddenly otherwise it may cause drug withdrawal symptoms. If you are sensitive to any compound present in Medrol then do not take it as it may cause unwanted side effects.