Since brand-name versions of prednisone are no longer being manufactured, generic prednisone is the only product available. Generic prednisone tablets, which are available in a variety of strengths, are manufactured by many drug companies, including Watson Pharmaceuticals, Roxane Laboratories, and Apotheca. The liquid form of prednisone is also available in generic form.
An Overview of Generic Prednisone
Prednisone is a prescription medication used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, corticosteroids, or simply "steroids" for short.
Since brand-name versions of prednisone (sold under the names Deltasone®, Predone®, and Sterapred®) are no longer available, it is fortunate that many different manufacturers have chosen to make generic prednisone.
Who Makes Generic Prednisone
Generic prednisone is sold under the name Prednisone tablets and is made by the following manufacturers:
- Roxane Laboratories
- West Ward Pharmaceuticals
- IVAX Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
- Perrigo Rx
- Mutual Pharmaceutical Co.
- Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Cardinal Health.
Strengths of Generic Prednisone
Generic prednisone tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Prednisone 1 mg
- Prednisone 2.5 mg
- Prednisone 5 mg
- Prednisone 10 mg
- Prednisone 20 mg
- Prednisone 50 mg.
Generic liquid prednisone is available in the following strengths:
- Prednisone solution 5 mg per 5 mL (5 mg per teaspoonful)
- Prednisone solution 5 mg per mL.