Generic Name: Methylprednisolone acetate

Dosage Form: Ampoules

License: Generic

Category: Corticosteroid

Packaging: 1 mL x 1 Ampoule

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Depo-Pred 40 mg


Each Ampoule of 1 ml contains:

  • Methylprednisolone Acetate: 40 mg.
  • Excipient: S. Q. for Ampoule of 1 ml.


For intramuscular administration:

Rheumatic disorders:

For short-term administration, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, epicondylitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, acute gouty arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.

Collagen diseases: As maintenance therapy in selected cases, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic dermatomyositis, acute rheumatic carditis.

Dermatologic diseases: Pemophigus, stevens-johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, seborrheic dermatitis, severe psoriasis.

Allergic states: Bronchial asthma, contact dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, urticarial transfusion reactions, severe acute and chronic allergic involving the eye.

Gastrointestinal diseases: Ulcerative colitis.

Hematologic disorders: Acquired hemolytic anemia, secondary thrombocytopenia in adults, erythroblastopenia (RBC anemia), congenital hypoplastic anemia.

Neoplastic diseases: For palliative management of: Leukemia and lyphomas, acute leukemia of childhood.

Edematous states: To induce diuresis or remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome, without uremia.

Local injection: keloids Intra-articular – Suitable sites for intra-articular injection are the knee, ankle, wrist, elbow, shoulder, phalanges and hip joints.

Dosage & Administration

Intramuscular administration.

Adults: 40 – 120 mg. (1 – 3 ml) each 10 day.

For Local Administration:
  • Intra-articular administration depends upon the size of joint: 0.1–2ml (4-80mg).
  • Intra-dermal: 0.25 – 1.5ml (10-60 mg).
  • Intra-rectal: 1 – 2ml (40-80 mg) in 100 – 200ml water.

*The information provided above is general in nature and for informational purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for the advice of your doctor. You must always consult your healthcare professional before starting any medication/supplementation program. 

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