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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pictures of generic prednisone
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round white pill that has westward 473 on front ## I need to see pics of generic prednisone pills, names ## Generics are made by so many companies that it is impossible to put them all on here. If you can post back with the markings on the pill in question, I will gladly look it up for you to check what it is. ## i want to see a picture of a 40 mg omnartcil generic predisone ## what is mp 53 prednisone ## Orange pill with 50 52 one side and a v on the other supposed to be 20mg prednisone ## I have football pill surpose to be prednisone pT20 ## I've been taking for my RA for over 10 years. Strongest I've Seen ever is 10mg
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Prednisone 60mg
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I took double dose of prednisone 60mg in one day 9 hours apart for sinus infection. Should I be worried? ## I was given a 24 hr prednisone shot yesterday to help with my tight chest and coughing. They prescribed 60 mg for 3 days as I had been taking 40mg 2 days prior. I would like to split the dosage so I don't cough at night. I am also taking albuterol in a nebulizer every 4 hrs as the inhaler was not working as good as the treatments in the doctor's office. Can I split the dosage to 30mg twice daily so I can get relief from coughing while trying to get some sleep? I haven't slept in 2 nights due to the coughing.
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Prednisone 20mg
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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 ...
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zostivax
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HERPES ZOSTER VACCINE ## I have had Herpes Simplex which should effect my mouth. My Igm titer which should be less than 20 is 785. I get Herpes everywhere and on both sides of my body. Immunologist looked at my outbreak and after bloodwork for EVERYTHING she said I had Herpes in my DNA. First outbreak, 1975 as appendix burst. Since then, I'm 65 now, I get outbreaks every other month and before it comes the lymp nodes in the area it will be in swell, giving me a sign . I cannot have any prednisone or cortisone as she said it would really blow up my already painful shingles. And once you have a few outbreaks the vaccine is not recommended. And yep, I have tried all the Acycolvir etc both to prevent & to treat and they have no effect on me. I wonder if my Mom's drinking while P...
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oblong white pill pt 20
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what is it and what is it used for? ## I found a pill with the markings on it that say PT20 on one side and on the other side it is scored and has the shape of a capsule on it with one end just a little bit larger than the other end. Could you please tell me what kind of pill this is? ## Need more info on this one to help identify ## the pill is a Prednisone 20 mg. tablet ## Based on my research, the pill in question is indeed Prednisone 20 mg. It is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and can be used to decrease some symptoms of cancer. If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: Increased appetite Mood changes or tr...
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Overdosed on prednisone 320mg 16 tablets at once
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I was given 84(20mg) tablets of prednisone for an allergic reaction to a blood pressure pill. After the second dose of 16 tablets i lost control of my bladder and have had multiple side effects to include osteoporosi,gerd,double vision,memory loss,lymphedema,stent surgery of the abdomen,nasopharyngeal surgery,ulcers of the lower legs, unstable use of my legs,loss of vision,etc. I am now a 49 yr old woman and this 10 day supply of prednisone has wrecked havoc on my life and also has affected my whole family! My husband has to care for myself and our 2 children. I cannot cook because of vision and unstable ability to use my legs,and i have not been able to drive since the initial dose began 2 and a half yrs ago.I am still urinating blood and leucocytes and even though i only took this for...
Updated 18 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 19 days ago.
 
Prednisone and Paragon 500mg
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I've just been diagnosed with Sciatica and they gave me Prednisone (1 a day for 5 days) and Paragon 500mg (1 by mouth 4 times a day). I'm still in very bad pain. Which one of these medications is better for me? ## Hello, Cathy! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Paragon is the name of a pharmaceutical company, not a medication. Can you please check the label and post back with more details, or possibly the markings on the pills? The FDA classifies Prednisone as a steroid, in cases such as yours, it is usually used to treat inflammation. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, and weight gain.
Updated 21 days ago.
 
prednisone 20mg what does it do
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What are its indications? ## Hello, Reina! How are you? Prednisone is classified by the FDA as a steroid and it has quite a few medical uses, such as treating severe allergic reactions, reducing inflammation or treating immunity disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Why would I be told by my doctors that I cannot take it all the time when it is the only thing that works on my emphysema I've had for 15yrs? It's like that only want me to take it for "emergencies" 3-5 days max - but it's the only thing that lets me walk around my home like a regular person! Without them I have maybe 1wk or less a month. The rest of the time I'm too breath...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Understanding prednisone and how it works
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I've been taking prednisone for 7 days (5mg tablets 4 times a day) I started with a chest infection, took two lots of antibiotics which helped a little then I was moved onto prednisone (I have asthma and inhalers weren't working), I'm guessing the prednisone is reducing the inflammation? My main question is 3 yrs ago I had a total right hip replacement and have suffered with discomfort ever since can't lay on my right side and it's just as uncomfortable laying on my back, I also had intermittent stabbing pain, since being on prednisone this has 98% gone I'm curious to know why? It has made such a difference to being comfortable not to mention sleeping. ## Hi, I suffer from eczema and the only med that helps is prednisone. I've been taking it every day for ove...
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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: (305 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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