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(prednisone) Tablets, USP
DELTASONE Tablets contain prednisone which is a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids
are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are
readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Prednisone is a white to practically
white, odorless, crystalline powder. It is very slightly soluble in water; slightly
soluble in alcohol, in chloroform, in dioxane, and in methanol.
The chemical name for prednisone is pregna-1,4-diene-3,11,20-trione, 17,21-dihydroxy-
and its molecular weight is 358.43.
The structural formula is represented below:
DELTASONE (prednisone) Tablets are available in 5 strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 50 mg. Inactive ingredients: 2.5 mg-Calcium Stearate, Corn Starch, Erythrosine Sodium, Lactose, Mineral Oil, Sorbic Acid and Sucrose. 5 mg- Calcium Stearate, Corn Starch, Lactose, Mineral Oil, Sorbic Acid and Sucrose. 10 mg-Calcium Stearate, Corn Starch, Lactose, Sorbic Acid and Sucrose. 20 mg-Calcium Stearate, Corn Starch, FD&C Yellow No. 6, Lactose, Sorbic Acid and Sucrose. 50 mg-Corn Starch, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbic Acid, Sucrose, and Talc.
What are the precautions when taking prednisone (Deltasone)?
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current/past infections (such as fungal infections, tuberculosis, herpes), heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart attack), high blood pressure, thyroid problems, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer, diverticulitis), bone loss (osteoporosis), mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression), eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma), diabetes, mineral imbalance...
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/20/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Deltasone Information
- Deltasone Drug Interactions Center: prednisone oral
- Deltasone Side Effects Center
- Deltasone Overview including Precautions
- Deltasone FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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