Is Morning the Best Time for Methylprednisolone?

Is Morning the Best Time for Methylprednisolone?
Published on, 22 January, 2024. Answered by Dr. D. Naga Satishbabu Doguparthy and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I was given a prescription for methylprednisolone, but I only got the medication in the evening. Should I take all six pills for the day now, or should I start taking them in the morning?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Evening Administration: Methylprednisolone, being a steroid, is often recommended for evening administration due to potential sedation effects.

Timing Concerns: If you received the prescription at night, it is acceptable to start taking the medication during that time.

Regular Schedule: For subsequent days, continue taking the pills at the time that best aligns with your schedule.

Missing a Dose: Missing one dose is generally not a significant concern. Resume your regular dosing schedule the next day.

Monitoring for Adverse Effects: Pay attention to any unexpected reactions or side effects. If concerns arise, consult with your healthcare provider promptly.




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