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 History 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External lin...

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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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omnacortil 20 side effects
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I have swelling and severe pain on my right ankle. Dosage: 2 days three tabs, then 2 days 2tabs and last 2days 1tab. ## Omnacortil contains the active ingredient Prednisone, this is a steroid that is commonly used to treat severe swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, fluid retention and weight gain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## I was prescribed omnacartil for treating loss of hearing in my right ear. Dosage was 20 mg BD first week, followed by 20mg OD second week and 10mg OD for 3rd week. I have developed swelling in both feet and legs, acute joint pain, drowsiness, etc. It is now more than one and half months since the drugs was stopped, but the swelling and pain have not subsided. Will this swelling and pain subside, if so, after how much...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
prednisone 20mg 3 tablets once daily what does this mean
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hi i have been prescribed predisone 20 mg on the bottle it says take 3 tablets once daily does this mean i take 3 at 1 time ## Hello, Tiffany! How are you? Yes and it is a typical way for this medication to be prescribed, in order to give you a high dose to treat the relevant condition. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this steroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, nervousness and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## 3tablet once daily ?? what does it mean ?? ## Crystal... I was prescribed Prednisone,my 1st day I took 3 pills 1 in the morning 1 at lunch 1 at night. Was I suppose to take them together? and if so, on the 2nd day it says take 2 pills a day for the next 3 day's, do I go ahead and take them at once everyday until I'm do...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Vertigo using Prednisone
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I had a vertigo attack . I had hearing loss in one of my ears. My Dr. Gave me four time steroid injection. Now he prescript 100 Prednisone. My Blood sugar has risen to 10. Before taking these pills . My sugar was on borderline. Should i continue using all 100 pills . I have used 30 already
Updated 8 days ago.
 
what is prednisone used to treat
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Will prednisone help with swelling & pain due to a toothache? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I'm sorry that you're suffering from a toothache. No, Prednisone is a steroid and it will not help with such an issue. If you have a toothache, you most likely have an infection, which will require an antibiotic and proper dental treatment. Is there anything else I can help with? ## prednisone absolutely eliminated my tooth ache not once, but several times, two 10 mg for two days and both tooth ache and gout symtons are gone for up to three weeks
Updated 12 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 12 days ago.
 
What is the maximum amount of time Prednisone can remain in your system?
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Due to acute, severe Osteoarthritic shoulder pain, an Emergency Room physician prescribed one, 10mg/21 tablet medrol dose pak, of Prednisone (Prednisone is written in big bold black letters, on the yellow box), to be taken over a six day period, in equally divided doses, one less tablet each day: 6-5-4-3-2-1), along with a sling and NO X-Rays. I filled the prescription on Tuesday and started taking it, but by around 6pm on Tuesday, my shoulder was even worse! Having heard the news that another local hospital was better, I went to the alternate and "that" hospital ER physician (an M.D. this time, as opposed to a P.A., on Monday), gave me a much better sling, a swathe, as well, a "complete* series of shoulder X-Rays, and yet another prescription for the "identical" box...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Prednisone. Quitting
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I have been on 40 milligrams of Prednisone for about 5 weeks now because of autoimmune pancreatitis. In the past weeks I have gained 35 pounds in water retention whatever you wanna call it. I'm so depressed and feel like crap all the time but when I don't take the medicine for about a day I start getting really bad pains in my knees or the back of my leg. The doctor is giving me another prescription to slowly wean 5 milligrams off a week but it doesn't seem to be making anything better. I'm at 25 milligrams now still no difference in the side effects or the appearance and my face. I have always been about a hundred and ten pounds and right now I'm at 147. So the weight gain is very noticeable. If anybody has any advice on quitting this medication in a quick manner or...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
prednisone dosage 4 mg. tablets
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Yikes. I accidentally took all my first day of Methylprednisolone pills at one time. Will I be ok? ## Hello, Ann! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? Usually, they are only spaced out to try to help minimize the side effects, as listed by the FDA, they may include nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and insomnia, so taking them all at once, may worsen those effects. The last time I was on this, my pharmacist flat out told me that it was fine to talk them, all at once, if I preferred, so I did. If I did so in the morning, then the worst of the side effects were worn off, by the time I was ready to go to bed. It's always best to double check with your doctor to be sure, though. ## This was helpful.I took all 6 at once and thought I might have overdosed.
Updated 24 days ago.
 
Dosage of prednisone
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What is the dosage of prednisone corresponding to the natural production of the body? ## I accidentally took 5 prednisone 20 milligram tablets and I don't know if I should worry
Updated 29 days ago.
 
A Small White Pill One Side Is Blank And The Other Has Line Down Middle With Either N On Top 5 Below Any Ideas What It
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Looking to find out what this pill is, it's small, white, blank on one side and the other has a line through it with the letter N on top and a 5 on the bottom ## Hi Carol, The pill you have is Prednisone (5 mg). It is Canadian, and manufactured by a company called Novopharm. Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant, and affects virtually all of the immune system. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) cancers, but has significant adverse effects. To learn more information about Prednisone, please follow the link below... Did you have any questions or comments to add? Please post back if you do. ## Hi, I'm not sure why you are trying to identify this pill because you were not specific abo...
Updated 30 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: (270 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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