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Synonyms: Medrol® | U-67590A
methylprednisolone is an approved drug (FDA (1957))
Compound class: Metabolite or derivative
Comment: Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid.
Marketed formulations may contain methylprednisolone acetate (PubChem CID 5877).
Methylprednisolone has been reported to activate the TRPC5 ion channel . Methylprednisolone-induced activation of TRPC5 is long lasting, reversible and sensitive to the TRPC5 inhibitor clemizole .
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View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: methylprednisolone
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|Summary of Clinical Use|
|Methylprednisolone is used to treat numerous inflammatory conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and allergic disorders. The drug is also used to treat glucocorticoid-responsive conditions of the skin, eyes, lungs, stomach, nervous system and blood cells, and some endocrine conditions.|
|Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects|
|As an agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, methylprednisolone modulates expression of genes containing the glucocorticoid response element (GRE). Although complex, the response appears to include inhibition of the biosynthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes.|
For extended ADME data see the following:
Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)