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 glucocorticoid drug that is mostly used to suppress the immune system. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as moderate allergic reactions), some autoimmune diseases, and (at higher doses) certain types of cancer. It is usually taken by mouth in the form of tablets.[2] Common side effects include weight gain, high blood pressure, mood changes, blurred vision, dizziness, and headache. Long-term use can lead to cataracts, bone loss, t...

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Prednisone and Soma

I just started a 10 day round of 10 mg of Prednisone 2x a day and I usually take either a Soma or an Alprazolam to help me sleep. Can I still take one of the meds to help me sleep? ## Hello Karen, Unfortunately if the doctor has not instructed you to continue taking the medication I would advise against it. Prescription medication should only be taken as the doctor has instructed. What I can tell you is that from what I read on the NIH drug interaction site predisone and soma do not have any listed interactions. Again I advise that you keep your doctor informed of all the medication that you will be taking and not to take chances with your health. I hope this information helps.

Prednisone double dose

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? ## My boyfriend took 80mg of Prednisone yesterday instead of 40 mg and I don't know what to do.

Damaged skin due to persivate cream

I have been using persivate for almost a year and I wasn't aware of the side effects, but now my skin is darker, I have lots of pimples and rashes, it is itchy and dry... Please advise me on what to do. Any recommendations? ## I was also using persivate cream for more than 5 years. I stopped using it and I had pimples and my skin became dark. My face was itchy night and day then I decided to consult a skin specialist. Although it was very expensive but my skin is healing nicely. The doc told me that if you are using persivate you are damaging your skin. Whoever is continuing using this poison must stop honestly. ## Hi, I used persivate ointment last year to clear dark marks on my face n yes they did fade away but then i stopped using it and now my skin is worse than b4 the dark mark...

Prednisone 20mg - 3 tablets once daily - what does this mean?

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...

prednisone iv steroid during hospilization

Experienced COPD Flare, started 40mg with taper, Subsequent hospitalization when symptoms (Respiratory) became dire 2 days later. Then IV Steroid for 5 days in hospitalization, then two 40mg does with Levaquin after hospitaization, then off. Suffered another COPD Flare 5 weeks after hospitalization, again 40mg with taper. Severe side effects, including Steroid Psychosis/Mania. Diagnosed with Mania 11/01/14 Been prescribed very gradual increase of Lamotrigine. Now at 200mg, still not at recommended therapeutic dose, as of 2/14/14. See my Psychiatrist on Monday, 2/16/15. But would appreciate your input if seen. Thank you ## Received message that stated I had received no replies yet. Would at least appreciate some input from someone who experienced Mania after Steroids, specifically Predni...

Hcqs, lefumide and steroids

For over a month now I've have noticed dark spots on my gums and lips. They weren't there before. I want to know if the hcqs, lefumide or steroids (prednisone) have ever had any side effects like that? I have been taking these meds since 2014. Also, could too much exposure to sunlight whilst on the meds affect one's lips?

oblong white pill pt 20

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...

Round white pill Jl 173

I found an oblong white pill that has Jl 173 imprinted on one side. I would like to know what it is? ## Your title describes a "round" pill and your description denotes an "oblong" pill. Both are different shapes. Can you please clarify which shape you're referring to? I came across a round white pill imprinted with TL over 173 on one side and scored on the back that's reportedly identified as Prednisone 10mg; a glucocorticoids marketed for inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions and more. Pill Size: 9mm NDC: 55700-208 / 59746-173 Labeler: Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inactive Ingredients: -Lactose Monohydrate -Magnesium Stearate -Sodium Lauryl Sulfate -Starch, Corn -Starch, Potato Please post back if you have any additional information to share.

watson 5443

round orange pill with dan 2 times on one side and 5443 on one side ## Your question is a little confusing because in one place you have Watson 5443, and in another you have Dan Dan 5443. I am assuming it is Dan Dan 5443 because the other characteristics you list match. This is an anti-imflammatory, steroidal medication called Prednisone. It is used to reduce the imflammation in the joints, lungs, heart and many other types of imflammation. Side effects include ravenous hunger, insomnia, dizziness, among other side effects. ## Watson purchased the rights to manufacture this medication, so they are now listed as the manufacturer, and one of their licensed distributors is McKesson Packaging Services. NDC code: 63739-0588 They do list it as containing 20mgs of Prednisone, which is a steroi...

round peach v scored50/92

round peach pill one side v other side scored 50/92 ## Are you sure it doesn't say 50 93 or 50 94 instead of 50 92? If it does say v 50 92 then it is probably an older version of 20mg prednisone. This is a steroidal anti-imflammatory medication, used especially for joint imflammation and lung imflammation, among others. Side effects include ravenous hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, among others. The other possibility is that it says b 50 92. This would be naltroxone. A medication used to help people get off of opiates, to wean them off. ## McKesson Packaging Services lists this tablet as containing 20mgs of Prednisone. NDC code: 63739-0520 It is a steroid class medication that is used to treat allergic reactions, immune disorders. and swelling. Though they can vary depending on produ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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: (354 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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