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Prednisone

Most Commonly Used
Prednisone 1mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 092 
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Prednisone 5mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 5052  |  DAN DAN
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Prednisone 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN DAN  |  5443
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Prednisone 5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 612 
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Prednisone 20mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 760 
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Overview Information on Prednisone
Pharmacist Tip
You may need to use prednisone for several days before you notice any major effect.     
Prednisone is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Medicines such as prednisone decrease inflammation, which may cause you to have pain, swelling, and redness. Prednisone works by acting as a substitute for the natural corticosteroid hormones produced by the body.

Prednisone also works to suppress your immune system. Your doctor may prescribe prednisone to treat a number of conditions, including an allergic reaction and certain skin, intestine, blood, eye, nervous system, kidney, and lung conditions. Sometimes prednisone is given to people when they have had an organ transplant, and to treat certain types of cancers.

The amount and number of times a day that you take prednisone are different for each of these conditions. Your doctor will adjust your dosage of prednisone so that the dosage and strength are best to treat your condition and for your weight and age. Follow your doctor's instructions exactly on the prescription label. Do not stop taking prednisone without talking with your doctor first, as there may be a need to slowly lower the dose over time.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Prednisone is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Medicines such as prednisone decrease inflammation, which may cause you to have pain, swelling, and redness. Prednisone works by acting as a substitute for the natural corticosteroid hormones produced by the body.

Prednisone also works to suppress your immune system. Your doctor may prescribe prednisone to treat a number of conditions, including an allergic reaction and certain skin, intestine, blood, eye, nervous system, kidney, and lung conditions. Sometimes prednisone is given to people when they have had an organ transplant, and to treat certain types of cancers.

The amount and number of times a day that you take prednisone are different for each of these conditions. Your doctor will adjust your dosage of prednisone so that the dosage and strength are best to treat your condition and for your weight and age. Follow your doctor's instructions exactly on the prescription label. Do not stop taking prednisone without talking with your doctor first, as there may be a need to slowly lower the dose over time.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013