The medication methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol®) is used for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Methylprednisolone is a potent anti-inflammatory steroid that may improve your symptoms.
What can I expect the day of my treatment?
- Plan to be at the treatment center for about one hour on the day(s) of your treatment. You may receive blood tests before the treatment to monitor your complete blood count and your sodium and potassium levels.
- A nurse will also check your blood pressure and pulse before and after the treatment.
- The medication is given by intravenous drip for 30 to 45 minutes or injected directly into a vein.
- After the treatment, you can return to your normal daily activities, including driving.
- Following the intravenous treatments, you will be asked to take an oral form of a steroid called prednisone. Your nurse will give you a written schedule of when and how often to take the medication.
- You may also be given a prescription for a medication to reduce stomach irritation.