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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Prednisone reaction after 7 day dosage?
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Hi - is it possible to have bad side affects from only a 7 day course of the drug prednisone? I've been battling bronchitis and was prescribed 20 MG of the drug last Monday (almost 2 weeks ago). I was prescribed 40MG the first day, then 20MG a day for the next 6 days (my last dose was last Sunday). My bronchitis is alot better, but everyday I've had these wierd sinus headaches and diziness that start about noon and get worse throughout the day. I also had really bad insomnia - didn't sleep for almost 2 days after finishing the prescription. I've been taking Tylenol PM which has thankfully allowed me to sleep, but I don't like how I'm feeling during the day. I also feel alot of fatigue and bloating (my legs especially). Is it possible to have side effects from the...
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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...
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dan 5443 side effects
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Rapid heart rate. Shaking. Heavy breathing. Etc. That's what's wrong. Is it the medication? ## Watson Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 20mgs of Prednisone, which is a steroid class medication. The FDA does report these issues as being possibly side effects. You may also experience nausea, headache, nervousness, and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Gout
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Is Prednisone ok for Gout treatment ## Is it o.kay to take prednisone 30mg. for gout along with coultrazine? Are there any drug interactions? ## name of med for gout you take two pills then an hour later one pill
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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: health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1103a.shtml 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 23 days ago.
 
Prednisone 20 mg 5 days
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Hi i today is my girdt day i habe ro take this medication , i have to take 1tab oral, two times a day . Yesturday i was given a steroid shot however today when i woke up my upper stomach hurts i feel very uncomtable it still hurts !!! Is this normal?, and am i going to keep having stomach pain when i take the medication ! Can i take tumms to take pain away , Also will i gain weight?? Please write back i need to know !
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Prednisone instead of Methylprednisolone???
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I am travelling and my shoulder is hurting bad. Usually, my doctor prescribes Methylprednisolone dose pack every time I have this condition, but Methylprednisolone is not available in the country where I am in now. Can I take Prednisone instead and if so what dose and for how long?
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Prednisone and Methadone Interaction
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I am taking Prednisone for a severe allergic reaction to Augmentin. I took it for three days but it's stopping my Methadone from working. Can I stop taking the Prednisone?
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withdrawl from Prednisone
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Hi has anyone had really bad side effects coming off of prednisone really sick stomach like a really bad stomach flu very very weak sleep a lot and I only took 40 mg a day for 10 days been off for 3 days just wondering how long this will last its horrible thanks ## Yes, those can be normal withdrawal effects, you may also experience dizziness, headache, and diarrhea. If they worsen and become severe, you should seek medical attention. How are you feeling, now? Has there been any change?
Updated 29 days ago.
 
Apo-Prednisone
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My doctor prescribed me this medicine for my sicknes named Bells Palsy so I took da prescription to da pharmacy.the pharmacist advised me to take 12 tablets by mouth once daily for 7 days. Tablet name is Apo-Prednisone 5mg Prednisone 5mg I just wanted to know if its safe to take so many tablets together ## You should take the medication as directed by your doctor. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia, nervousness, weight gain, acne, and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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: (285 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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