Methyl prednisolone is a short-acting anti-inflammatory drug related to prednisone. It reduces severe inflammation and suppresses the immune system. It can be beneficial in treating many diseases and disorders, but should be given at low doses for short period of time to reduce any adverse effects. They may also be used to assist in treatment of allergies, arthritis, asthma, colitis, Addison’s disease, auto-immune skin disorders, and certain forms of kidney disease. It may also be used in conjunction with other drugs to treat brain and spinal cord injuries.