Prednisone

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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prednisone

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Prolix (Prednisone) 20mg dosage for severe psoriasis
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Is Prolix (Prednisone) 20mg an effective dosage for severe psoriasis? If so, how long will it take to see improvement in my psoriasis? ## You should take it as instructed by your doctor, but it may take a few weeks, before you see any improvement. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, weight gain, nervousness, and insomnia, How long will you be taking it?
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Prednisone and anxiety
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Is it safe to take Prednisone 20mgs for 4 weeks, as i have anxiety? It is prescribed for active arthritis. ## Yes, it can be prescribed for your condition, but it may cause issues with your anxiety. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?
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5 bronchitis and sinus infections since November
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Have had shots and pills of Levofloxaci and prednisone with Guaiatussin cough surup. I feel better after taking but keeps coming back. I have been using Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray and allergy aller-technology everyday too. Is it time for a specialist? ## Yes, I think it is likely time for you to see an ENT. According to NIH reports, there is usually some underlying cause for such frequent repeated issues. How often do you take these medications? The Fluticasone is usually used twice a day, in severe cases. The Aller-tec, might not be the right medication to help you. You may need something stronger.
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Correct Dosage of Prednisone
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I was in ER this morning and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis...I was prescribed 20mg of prednisone 1x daily...my question is, the ER doc said if I started them tomorrow (Weds) that I would be in great shape by Sunday....as I'm leaving for vacation....He said 5 days, and I'll be good....he prescribed me 15 pills, which makes me think he meant 3x daily for 5 days???....however, bottle says 1x daily???....do you think this could be a mistake? ...thank you in advance! ## You should take it as directed by the doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, insomnia, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? Are you on any other medications?
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Prednisone 10mg for allergic reaction
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I took 1 pill of Prednisone 10mg this morning at 11am, but I don't want to take anymore. Can I do that? ## Why don't you want to take anymore? You should follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, and weight gain. Are you on any other medications? What are you allergic to?
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Prednisone 20mg side effects
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I have a terrible rash on my neck, chest and spreading to my breasts. I am on 20 mg. of prednisone (reduced from 30 mg) and have been for almost a month. Could this rash be from the prednisone?? ## Hi Georgia sanders, Based on my research, "rash" is listed as one of the rare side effects of Prednisone. I recommend speaking with your doctor about this if possible, just so the symptoms don't get any worse. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Prednisone Details I hope this helps! ## Is there any risk of side effects if a child only took 20 milligrams of prednisone for one day, then totally stopped?
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methylprednisone 4 mg dosing
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I usually take prednisone on an as needed basis but was prescribed this 7 day prescription. Can I take these only as needed or do I have to take all 6 on the first day? ## You should take them as directed, 6 the first day, then 5 the next, then 4 and so on. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and insomnia. Why was it prescribed?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
prednisone for stubborn sinus infection
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I was prescribed two 20 mg of pednisone tablets per day for five days because of a stubborn allergy and sinus infection. I took both of the pills at 9 am this morning to start with because I normally suffer from several nights a week of insomnia anyway.To try to prevent any more sleep problems by adding these pills in, I decided to take them both in the morning hoping the nervousness that they cause would subside enough so by bedtime, about 11 pm, I can sleep. Is this ok to do it this way ? If not, why not ? Thanks ## No, unless your doctor has given you some specific reason not to do so, it is just fine to take them like that. Many people, to try to stave off the various side effects that FDA lists that could include nervousness, and insomnia. Are you on any other medications? Has ther...
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Omnacortil uses and side effects
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kindly give me details of this medicine ## Omnacortil contains the active ingredient Prednisone. Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it suppresses the immune system, it leaves patients more susceptible to infections. You can view a list of side effects by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to the section called "Side-effects": Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## Creatnine is 4.1 and doctor prescribed omnacortil 80 mg before biopsy report ## I was on Omnacortil since the past 4 years starting from 40 mg going d...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
prednisone 20mg - one at 5pm and one at 10pm
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My Dr. wanted me to get 2 prednisone tablets in today, so I took one at 5pm and one at 10pm. Is that ok and is that far enough apart?
Updated 13 days ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Prednisone
  • 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: (290 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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Other drugs which contain Prednisone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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