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Prednisolone

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

PREDNISOLONE
(prednisolone) Tablet

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Prednisolone (prednisolone (prednisolone (prednisolone tablets) tablets) tablets) is a white crystalline powder, very slightly soluble in water. It is designated chemically as pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,11,17,21-trihydroxy-,(11β)-. The structural formula is represented below:

Prednisolone  Structural Formula Illustration

C21H28O5          M.W. 360.45

Prednisolone Tablets USP 5 mg contain the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, D&C Yellow No.10, docusate sodium, FD&C Yellow No. 6, magnesium stearate and sodium benzoate.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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