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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.

Deltasone 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.


CATEGORIES: Adrenocortical insufficiency; Anemia, acquired hemolytic; Anemia, congenital hypoplastic; Ankylosing spondylitis; Arthritis, gouty; Arthritis, osteoarthritis; Arthritis, psoriatic; Arthritis, rheumatoid; Asthma; Berylliosis; Bursitis; Carditis, rheumatic; Chorioretinitis; Choroiditis; Colitis, ulcerative; Conjunctivitis, allergic; Dermatitis herpetiformis; Dermatitis, atopic; Dermatitis, contact; Dermatitis, exfoliative; Dermatitis, seborrheic; Dermatomyositis; Enteritis; Epicondylitis; Erythema multiforme; Erythroblastopenia; Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Hypercalcemia, secondary to neoplasia; Hyperplasia, congenital adrenal; Hypersensitivity reactions; Iridocyclitis; Iritis; Keratitis, ophthalmic; Leukemia; Loffler's syndrome; Lupus erythematosus, systemic; Lymphoma; Meningitis, tuberculous; Mycosis fungoides; Neuritis, optic; Ophthalmia, sympathetic; Pemphigus; Pneumonitis, aspiration; Polymyositis; Proteinuria; Psoriasis; Purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic; Rhinitis, perennial allergic; Rhinitis, seasonal allergic; Sarcoidosis; Serum sickness; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; Synovitis, secondary to osteoarthritis; Tenosynovitis; Thrombocytopenia; Thyroiditis, nonsuppurative; Trichinosis; Tuberculosis, disseminated; Tuberculosis, fulminating; Ulcer, allergic corneal marginal; Uveitis; FDA Approved 1955 Sep; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Corticosteroids; Antiarthritics; Antineoplastics; Ocular Anti-Inflammatory


BRAND NAMES: Apo-Prednisone; Adasone; Cartancyl; Colisone; Cordrol; Cortan; Cortancyl; Dacortin; Dacorten; Decortin; Decortisyl; Delcortin; Dellacort; Dellacort A; Delta-Dome; Deltacortene; Deltacortone; Deltasone; Deltison; Deltisona; Di-Adreson; DiAdreson; Drazone; Econosone; Encorton; Fernisone; Hostacortin; Liquid Pred; Me-Korti; Meticorten; Nisona; Orasone; Panafcort; Panasol; Paracort; Parmenison; Pehacort; Prednicen-M; Prednicorm; Prednicort; Prednicot; Prednidib; Predniment; Prednitone; Pulmison; Rectodelt; Sone; Sterapred; Ultracorten; Uniplen; Winpred
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Apo-Prednisone (Canada; New-Zealand)
Cortancyl (France)
Dacorten (Spain)
Decortin (Bulgaria; Germany)
Decortisyl (England; Ireland; Philippines)
Delcortin (Denmark)
Dellacort A (Indonesia)
Deltacortene (Italy)
Deltacortone (Japan)
Deltison (Sweden)
Deltisona (Argentina)
Di-Adreson (Japan)
Drazone (Philippines)
Encorton (Poland)
Hostacortin (Indonesia)
Me-Korti (Finland)
Nisona (Peru)
Panafcort (Australia; South-Africa)
Pehacort (Indonesia)
Prednicorm (Germany)
Prednicort (Belgium)
Prednidib (Mexico)
Prednitone (Israel)
Pulmison (South-Africa)
Sone (Australia)
Ultracorten (Germany)
Uniplen (Colombia)
Winpred (Canada)

HCFA JCODE(S): J7506 any dose, 100 tabl ORAL

COST OF THERAPY: $18.25 (Asthma; Deltasone Tablet; 5 mg; 1/day; 365 days)

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