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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what if i take prednisone 40mg for only 5 days
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My Dr. prescribed 4 tablets of 10 mg for 5 days and then 1 tablet for 30 days. I do have premature heart beat and after my first dosage (yesterday at noon) my heart feels fluttery. He is treating Occipital Neuralgia pain. After doing research of possible side effects I'm considering discontinuing the use of this drug.. Would it be harmful to stop without tapering? ## You should follow your doctor's instructions for tapering. This medication is known to cause palpitations, as a side effect, according to FDA reports, it may also cause nausea, headache, fluid retention, acne, and weight changes. Stopping without tapering could result in adrenal fatigue, so you do have to be very careful, since that could cause some serious medical issues. Are you on any other medications? Did he of...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
expiration date - prednisone
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prednisone tabs were prescribed 01/2014, expired 01/2015. Are they still potent in October 2015? ## Hello, Tina! How are you? They have most likely lost some effectiveness by now and you should just dispose of them. You can see your doctor for a new supply, if you still need this medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this steroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, weight changes and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have predisone for my little dog the Dr. gave exp date is 10/16 are they still ok today 12/16 ## Im slowly getting better from the flu only now my lungs are like boards. I took Guifiassan decongestive it stopped so much cough only nothings come up. I used my nebulizer yest and today to try to open them up with...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Prednisone 20mg - 3 tablets once daily - what does this mean?
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Hi. I have been prescribed prednisone 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...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
what does "take 3 tablets daily" mean
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What does it mean to take three tablets daily? Do I take three at once or at three separate times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)? ## Hi Sharlene, To my understanding, when a prescription label states "3 tablets daily", this generally indicates 1 tablet every 8 hours (unless otherwise noted). So I think breakfast, lunch and dinner would be a good way to spread this out. Since 8 hours goes into 24 hours [a full day] 3 times, this means you could take one tablet at 5am, the second tablet at 1pm and the third tablet at 9pm - or start your regimen earlier to finish earlier. I hope this helps! ## Rx says take 3 tablets per mouth daily for 5 days prednison 20 mg ## If all it says is to take "3 tablets daily" you should take them all at once, unless otherwise noted. Especia...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Prednisone Drug Information
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I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg. And am directed to take 2 tablets daily for 5 days. I am male and weigh 158lbs. Do I take 1 tablet every 12 hours or do I take the 2 tablets together each day as one? ## Although I would have your doctor confirm this - In most cases, the term "twice a day" usually refers to having one pill every 12 hours (morning and evening). I believe it is mainly to help keep the medication in your system for as long as possible, throughout the course of 24hrs. Are they extended-release capsules? I hope this helps! ## can anyone suggest me an exercise to make my hip muscle strong I am sufferring from "Inward Knee Collapse".I learnt /that ineed to streghten my Hip Muscles. ## When it say take 2 tablets by mouth daily for 5 day it mean I can take ...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
small round pill west word 475
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I'm pretty sure this is prednisone prescribed for my dog. Does anyone know if it is safe for human use? ## Yes, West-Ward Phamaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 5mgs of Prednisone, which is a steroid class medication that is used to treat allergic reactions, inflammation, and some immune disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, and weight gain. However, you should not take it, without your doctor's approval. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Prednisone double dose
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Hi. I was prescribed 20mg of prednisone and took 40mg by accident. What should I do? ## Hello, Mariana! How are you? You should check in with your prescriber, to be sure, but in most cases, you would just continue taking it as prescribed. The FDA classifies the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, weight gain, acne and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My Prednisone dosage was taken twice in one day instead of once. Should I skip tomorrow’s dose, which would be dose #2, then continue with the third dose?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
liquid prednisone dangerous after expiration date
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I have to give my dog peri-pred (prednisone for babies) and her prescription has expired. Is it still safe to give my dog this liquid prednisone. ## Expired tablets (depending on the type of medication and how it's stored) may generally be regarded as safe under certain circumstances. However, when it comes to liquid solutions, I don't think it's wise to take any chances if has been expired for any significant length of time. That's just my two cents though. So it may be best to discuss the benefits vs risks with a qualified veterinarian who can evaluate the dog in person. Surely, if it's only a few days to a week past due, I personally wouldn't have any issues with the expiration date, but this is your dog's health on the line and I would encourage you to ge...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 24 days ago.
 
prednizone n methedone
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Hello my name is diane. Iam on 30mg of methedone liquid once a day for addiction treatment. Today a doctor at emerg put me on 50mg of prednizone for 5 days for a bad allergic reaction that happened three days ago but i am unaware of what caused it. Could anyone please tell me if there will be any drug interactions with this? Thank you for any help u can give me ## I didn't find any problems, or interactions listed, but it is always best to double check. The FDA warns the Prednisone may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, acne, and weight gain. How are you doing taking it?
Updated 24 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: (326 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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Prednisone 20mg - 3 tablets once daily - what does this mean?
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