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) and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but 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 Synthesis 7 See also 8 References 8.1 Further reading 9 External links Medic...

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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 10mg
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Can someone take 10 mg of Prednisone then just stop or do you have to taper off? ## Just one tablet likely won't require a taper, but it's also not going to help you much, since that won't give it a chance to have much of a therapeutic effect in the body. Learn more Prednisone details here. Did you suffer some odd side effects from it that is making you stop it? ## I have been to dr today. Have been taking Rulide fir4days. She changed it over cilex 500 mg 3 x a day. Also out me on prednisolone 25mg. I have only taken one tablet. I cannotsleep and jaw is clenshing. Been reading up on side effects. I am going to Bali in a few days. Dont want to risk picking up a stimach bug. But have a tight chest with coughing and sire throaght. What should i do?? I also take zelitrex 500mg d...
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what pill is west ward 477 used for
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orange round pill with west ward 477 on one side other side blank with line in middle ## This tablet contains 20mgs of Prednisone, a steroid used to treat pain, inflammation and some allergic reactions. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, high blood sugar, weight gain and headache. You can read more about this medication here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I also found a bottle of pills fitting the same description, orange with west-ward 447 stamped on them hidden in my home. No one in my house hold has been prescribed this medication, are there any narcotic uses for this drug. ## I was moving my refridgerator to vacuum the fur balls & dust (fire hazard) when I saw this peach colored pill marked west-ward 477 and a slice down the other side for spl...
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h l 02 round white pill
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Round small white pill One side blank Other side says H L 0 2 ## Based on the description provided, I believe your pill could potentially be a 500mg Metformin HCL tablet, most notably used for treating type 2 diabetes, but also has a few other off-label uses as well. This particular pill is white and round with the marking H 102 on one side and blank on the other. For verification, it is reportedly manufactured by Heritage Pharma and carries a National Drug Code of 23155-0102. Perhaps the "1" may have been mistaken for a lowercase L ("l")? Just a thought. I hope this helps!
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prednisone 20mg-double dose
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Hi. I just want to ask if a person has given 2 tablets of prednisone 20mg instead of 1 tab in just a day, does it mean, he/she needs to skip the another dose for tomorrow?
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Can Somebody Help Find A Doctor In New Jersey That Will Prescribe Pain Medication For Me I Have Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Through My Body And Perman
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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...
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prednisone 20mg expired prescription (2000)
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I finally have an appointment with a R, Symbicort (2xs a day) heumatolgist on 8/21, my present doctor will not renew my prednisone because I have already had two sets of 3x3, 2x3, etc. I only need 8 pills. I do not understand. Two weeks ago I had a horrible experience. I had never experienced such pain and I could not move. It took me over an hour to get out of bed. I could not move without awful pain. I am taking Citalopram HBR (20mgs) for depression; Zolpidem Tartrate(5mgs) for insomnia, Lisinopril (20mgs 2 pils once a day) for my blood pressure, Symbicort for my COPD, Proair HFA as needed. The Prednisone (10mgs), and Hydrocodone 5-325, 2 pills ever 7 hours). I had an episode in 2000 with my RA and have been in remission since then. So, the question is, can I use this expired medicati...
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prednisone 54 760
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white pill with 54 760 numbers ## That is correct, this contains 20mgs of Prednisone, a corticosteroid, commonly used to treat allergic reactions and swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, acne and weight gain. Read more here: Do you have any questions? ## I'm not certain you understand the wide variety of maladies or the many complications this drug carries. It's used commonly as a anti-inflammatory for serious lung and breathing afflictions as well as many other diseases. It also puts the patient at risk for many delayed but long term side affects. The short term affects are brusing, bleeding excessively from minor scrapes and scratches, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and many other short term effects. Long term and in heavier doses it can bring on cat...
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Side effects of short term pred
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Hi, I was just prescribed 60mg of prednisone for 2 weeks and after that tapering off a pill a day. I have never taken this before and am nervous about side effects. Do you think I can get side effects being on it for only 19 days total? (Irritability, sweating, "moon face", etc.) 60mg a day for two weeks is kind of scaring me and I'd like to know what I am getting myself into. I know everyone reacts differentl, I just wasn't sure if side effects are more due to long term use. ## Hello, Nicole! How are you? Generally, with short term use, you'll experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia, nervousness and heart burn, as listed by the FDA. The moon face and other more serious ones usually require long-term use. As you are aware, there are always except...
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prednisone tapering
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Can you taper prednisolone.. 30mg/day for a week by 10mg/day each week after without side effects or is it best to go from 30 to 20 to 10 to 5mg? ## Hello, Jacko! How are you? How has your doctor directed you to taper it? Sometimes, if you've been taking it for less than 3 weeks, tapering isn't necessary. Usually, however, when it is tapered, it is done by 10mg increments, but not for a week each, in most cases, it's usually just a couple of days. But you need to follow your doctor's instructions, they are the final decider as to what is safest for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this steroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, weight gain, fluid retention and acne.
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Prednisone 100mg to 20mg & he's still not my husband!
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My husband is a 52yr old avid bodybuilder & health nut and has been for 30yrs. He's never missed work for so much as a cold. On 3/16/11 he fell ill w/the flu. Four days later he was in ER w/what they said was dbl lung pneumonia. Four days he was transported to our capital city hospital. There he was originally diagnosed w/ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) but after a lung biopsy it was found he had BOOP (Bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia). After six weeks on 4/29/11, of extensive physical therapy, being on a ventilator, fitted w/compression hose for blood clots in his lungs & legs & suffering from orthostatic hypotension (his BP dropped to 70/48 everytime he stood up & he passed out) he went home on blood thinners, medication to raise his bl...
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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: (220 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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