Methylprednisolone acetate

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Methylprednisolone acetate is a long-acting corticosteroid, with similar activity to betamethasone.

It is primarily used for use in chronic inflammatory diseases such as non-responsive atopy, arthritis or discospondylitis.

Methylprednisolone acetate can also be injected intralesionally in cases of self-trauma, linear granulomas and acral lick dermatitis[1].

It can be safely used as an intra-articular or intrathecal drug for management of orthopedic conditions, although long term use is associated with joint deterioration[2].


  1. Avallone G et al (2011) Hypertrophic scar in a dog: histological and clinical features. Vet Dermatol 22(4):367-372
  2. Rijsdijk M et al (2012) Safety assessment and pharmacokinetics of intrathecal methylprednisolone acetate in dogs. Anesthesiology 116(1):170-181