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Manufacturer: VétoquinolSterile Suspension of Methylprednisolone Acetate, USP
VETERINARY USE ONLY
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: per mL
|Methylprednisolone acetate||40 mg|
PRESERVATIVES: per mL
PRESENTATION: Vial of 5 mL.
Methylprednisolone, an anti-inflammatory steroid, is the 6-methyl derivative of prednisolone. Exceeding prednisolone in anti-inflammatory potency and having less tendency than prednisolone to induce sodium and water retention, methylprednisolone offers the advantage over older corticosteroids of affording equally satisfactory anti-inflammatory effect with the use of lower doses and with an enhanced split between anti-inflammatory and mineralocorticoid activities.
The low water solubility of the molecule induces a long acting effect. Its duration of action is of about three weeks. In blood, methylprednisolone acetate is hydrolysed with release of the active fraction: methylprednisolone (MPS). MPS is characterized by its glucocorticoid action:
– Anti-inflammatory activity, involution of the lymphoid organs five times more important than the cortisol or hydrocortisone.