IBD Medication Guide

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Methylprednisolone
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Methylprednisolone

Brand Name(s)

A-Methapred®, Depo-Medrol®, Medrol Dosepak®, Solu-Medrol®

Drug Class

Corticosteroids

How taken

Oral or intravenous

Used for

Moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Low risk: possible increased risk of cleft palate, adrenal insufficiency, premature rupture of membranes

Recommendations for Lactation

Compatible

Medication indication

For the management of active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to reduce signs and symptoms

Indicated for pediatric use

NOTE: This medication may be recommended for pediatric use. Be sure to talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

Most common side effects

Upset stomach, stomach irritation, vomiting, headache, dizziness, insomnia, restlessness, depression, anxiety, and acne

Other

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