Prednisone Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Prednisone: Oral tablet (20mg)

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Prednisone 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN DAN  |  5443
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Prednisone 20mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 760 
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Prednisone 20mg Tab
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: V  |  50 92
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Prednisone 20mg Tab
West-Ward Pharmaceutical
Pill Identification: West-ward 477 
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Prednisone 20mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.

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Prednisone 20mg Tablet

NDC: 005915443
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tenosynovitis, Tuberculosis Infection, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Pneumonitis, Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Crohn's Disease, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Allergic Conjunctivitis, Kidney Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis, Angioedema, Severe Pain, Urticaria, Uveitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Addison's Disease, Iritis, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Ankylosing Spondylitis, Anterior Segment Inflammation, Berylliosis, Mycosis Fungoides, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Pemphigus, Loeffler's Syndrome, Bursitis, Epicondylitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Corneal Ulcer, Atopic Dermatitis, Headache, Asthma, Hypoplastic Anemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Keratitis, Chorioretinitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sarcoidosis, Osteoarthritis, Graft-versus-host Disease (GVHD), Gouty Arthritis, Thyroiditis, Thrombocytopenia, Psoriasis, Hodgkin's Disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Hemolytic Anemia, Hypercalcemia, Optic Neuritis, Erythroblastopenia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Temporal Arteritis, Multiple Myeloma, Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP), Pericarditis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Amyloidosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN), Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection, Rheumatic Carditis, Bone Pain, Polychondritis, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Myoclonic Seizures, Behcet's Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Infantile Spasms, Bell's Palsy, Polymyositis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Heart Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis, Lupus Nephritis, Absence Seizures, Heart Transplant Rejection, Dermatomyositis, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Endophthalmitis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Prednisone 20mg Tablet
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Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN DAN  |  5443
Shape: round
Color: peach
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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