Methylprednisolone tablets are glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Methylprednisolone occurs as a white to practically white, odorless, crystalline powder. It is sparingly soluble in alcohol, dioxane, and methanol; slightly soluble in acetone and chloroform, and very slightly soluble in ether. It is practically insoluble in water.
The chemical name for methylprednisolone is pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,11,17,21-trihydroxy-6-methyl-,(6α,11β)- and the molecular weight is 374.48. The structural formula is represented as follows:
Each tablet contains 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg or 32 mg of methylprednisolone.
|4 mg and 8 mg||16 mg and 32 mg|
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