A-Methapred

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Thiazolidinedione
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
Kristianne Hannemann, PharmD
Kristianne Hannemann, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Kristianne Hannemann, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

A-Methapred, also known by its generic name methylprednisolone, represents a synthetic form of the naturally occurring corticosteroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. This potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant medication have found widespread application in the management of conditions where the immune system’s hyperactivity and inflammation pose significant health risks.

The development of A-Methapred can be traced back to the mid-20th century when researchers sought to harness the anti-inflammatory properties of corticosteroids. Since its introduction, A-Methapred has undergone several modifications to enhance its therapeutic efficacy while minimizing potential side effects. Today, it stands as a cornerstone in the treatment of various medical conditions.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy