Solu-Medrol is a corticosteroid drug, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, which decreases swelling, inflammation and allergic-type reactions. Doctors prescribe Solu-Medrol to treat a variety of disorders.
Patients use Solu-Medrol to relieve symptoms of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Allergies and Skin Conditions
Solu-Medrol is effective at treating allergy symptoms including nasal congestion or runny nose, hives and contact dermatitis. It also can relieve the effects of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Solu-Medrol is used for reducing inflammation in the airways and can relieve symptoms of asthma and other lung conditions.
Doctors prescribe Solu-Medrol for patients undergoing cancer treatment, to relieve nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs, and to stimulate appetite.
Solu-Medrol is used to treat the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.