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16-beta-methylprednisone
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Description

Meprednisone is a corticosteroid medication used to treat a variety of conditions, including allergies, asthma, and arthritis. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system. Common side effects of meprednisone include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, insomnia, and increased appetite. Long-term use of meprednisone can lead to serious side effects, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cataracts.

Associated brand names: Medrol, Solu-Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Prelone, and A-Methapred.

Synonyms
  • meprednisone
Classifications
  • corticosteroid
  • glucocorticoid
  • hormone
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