FDA Approved: * January 17, 1972
Pharm Company: * WATSON LABS
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Prednisone Overview

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as moderate allergic reactions), some autoimmune diseases, and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but it has significant adverse effects. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Side effects 2.1 Major 2.2 Minor 2.3 Dependency 2.4 Withdrawal 3 Pharmacology 4 Industry 5 Chemistry 6 History 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10...

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Prednisone and Clonafec
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I am taking Prednisone 5 mgs. Can i take Clonafec 100 mgs along with it? I need to know if I can take these two meds together? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Were they both prescribed for you? They are sometimes prescribed together, but you should not do so, unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. It may cause you to experience more intense side effects than usual, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomach irritation.
Updated 13 hours ago.
mixing class 3 drugs
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Is it safe to take ativan .5 x2 daily, with prednisone two 20 mg pills a day and dificid 200 mg pill 2x daily altogether? I have panic and anxiety and it scares me to mix meds.
Updated 16 hours ago.
Prednisone affecting my 1-dose Methadone maintenance
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Hello. I'm an addict in recovery, using the methadone maintenance as the way to wean off opiates. I currently take 1 95mg dose (methadone) in the morning, and I'm weaning down 2mg/month. I also have spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and major lumbar pain. I take only Aleve for pain, as I'm told the methadone will not help me because I only take 1 single dose/day and not for pain management. I have had 2 surgeries on my back. A simple laminectomy, but my 2nd surgery was spinal fusion surgery. I have a metal cage in my lower back, but now; I need a 3rd surgery to repair the discs higher on my spine, as all the pain has returned and my very well-respected doctor highly suggests this. He ordered a series of steroidal epidural shots in my back. I did the 1st round of sho...
Updated 1 day ago.
Autoimmune hepatitis
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I've been taking (1) Prednisone 5mg and (2) Ursofalk-ursodeoxycholic acid capsules (250 mg x2). Other than stabilized liver readings what else can I expect? It's not a cure? Thanks.
Updated 6 days ago.
allergy to Prednison?
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The Doctor prescribe to my wife Prednisone 20 mg per day, for backeacke She taken 2 in the morning and after taking another one 20 mg next morning rashes apear on both arms above the anckle. Red patch with a large clear fluid buble in the middle. We went to Emergency at St. Peters Hospital, in New Brunswick, NJ. Doctors didn't figure up what is the problem. My wife ask to get pictures of the arms and send to here PCP. The PCP sugested to use bactracin cream. After didn't help, consulted a dermatologist, who suggested to stop the topical cream, and the bubles dried out. I have to add in here myb wife is a 10 years cancer surviver, and after several chemotherapy, she is alergic to nyomicin, cortison cream, iodine, and and one chemotherapy medicine. However, after 3 days of a bit bett
Updated 19 days ago.
Expired prednisone
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Have been taking 20mg pills split into 4 pieces. The pills are expired from 2010. I'm taking the taper off 6- to 1 portions per day. It dosen't seem to be taking effect although it has worked in the past. Have bronchial infection. I guess I should call the doc or pharmacy ## As far as expired meds go, according to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. Source: It's possible that it may still be effective, but my personal assumption is that it lost a good percentage of its potency by now, having been 3 years old. When was the last time you tried taking it? ## I have bron...
Updated 19 days ago.
Can Somebody Help Find A Doctor In New Jersey That Will Prescribe Pain Medication For Me
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I am a 64 yr. old woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis & damage in my spine including stenosis in two areas of my spine-neck & lower back. Most doctors are unwilling to prescribe pain medication that will relieve my pain. Would appreciate names of doctors who can help me. ## Well, you aren't going to have any choice but to go through pain management, due to the new laws. They make it so that a general practitioner, or surgeon will only be able to prescribe pain medications for short-term use, such as for a couple of weeks immediately after someone has had surgery or been in an accident. Learn more pain management details here. In reality, most general doctors really aren't comfortable prescribing such medications, because they aren't trained in how to actually hand...
Updated 19 days ago.
Steroid Induced Psychosis... Would like to raise awareness
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Hello all, I am here to share my story and help raise awareness of some of the side effects that can occur, even on lower doses of Prednisone. Physicians are to quick to hand out these powerful drugs and in most cases leave their patients in the dark, regarding what can occur, both mentally and physically. I have made it my mission in life to spread the word. Here is my story. I suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease and my GI wanted me to try taking a lower dose of Prednisone, 10mg daily, until we could get the mild flare I had been having under control. I had never had steroids before and did not question him. It was his intention to have me take them long term to see if it could keep my disease in remission since no other medication had worked. I am thankful, however, that he started...
Updated 22 days ago.
small white pill with nos 54 over 612 on one side; the other side has a line halfing the pill
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this small white pill is cut in half with a line on one side;the other side has the numbers 54 0ver 612 ## Hello, Anna! How are you? This tablet contains 5mgs of Prednisone, which is a steroid class medications that's used to treat various medical conditions, such as allergic reactions, swelling and immune disorders. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain, acne and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Don't worry much about a change in the way your pills look when they come from pharmacy. It is because the pharmacy obtained the pills from a different pharmaceutical company for a less expensive price. It happens all the time. It's ok to look into it but I would not obsess over it. Talk to the pharmacist where you picked up the...
Updated 23 days ago.
overdose of prednisone
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I have been put on Augmentin, Klarithran 500mg for a ten day period and have to take them twice a day. Was also give Prednisone 5mg (starting with 8 tabs per day). I accidently took them twice a day. Feeling nauseous, very dizzy and fainted this morning and seemed to have a mild seizure. Could this be from the Prednisone or the antibiotics? ## Hello, Jo! How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? It is difficult to say for sure which one cause it, since it is a possibility from all 3 of them, according to the NIH. However, it is a situation that could become dangerous, if left unchecked, so you need to contact your doctor immediately, or seek emergency medical attention.
Updated 27 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Solution: 5mg/5ml, 5mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, 20mg, 25mg, 50mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1mg, 2mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Prednisone: (272 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0017 Prednisone 10 mg Oral Tablet 10 Count Pack by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0018 Prednisone 20 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0019 Prednisone 50 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-3721 Prednisone Intensol 5 mg/ml Oral Solution, Concentrate by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-3722 Prednisone 5 mg/ml Oral Solution by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-4728 Prednisone 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-4741 Prednisone 1 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-4742 Prednisone 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-8722 Prednisone 5 mg/ml Oral Solution by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-8724 Prednisone 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-8739 Prednisone 1 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-8740 Prednisone 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0143-1410 Prednisone 1 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-1425 Prednisone 2.5 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-1473 Prednisone 10 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-1475 Prednisone 5 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-1477 Prednisone 20 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9738 Prednisone 20 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9739 Prednisone 10 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9740 Prednisone 5 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
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