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2/25/2020

Prednisone Oral Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 10 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 59746-0173-09 - discontinued
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 59746-0175-10 - discontinued
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 1 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-4741-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 1 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00054-4741-31
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 1 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-8739-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 10 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-0017-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 10 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00054-0017-29
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-0017-20
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 2.5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-8740-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-0018-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00054-0018-29
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 20 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-0018-20
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-4728-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00054-4728-31
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-8724-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 50 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-0019-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 50 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 100 count, NDC 00054-0019-20
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00603-5338-31
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00603-5337-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 21 count, NDC 00603-5337-15
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00603-5337-31
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 10 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-5442-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00591-5442-43
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-5443-01
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-5443-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00591-5052-43

Reason for the Shortage

    • Cadista, Hikma, and Par did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Teva has prednisone tablets on shortage due to manufacturing delays.

Available Products

    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 1 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59746-0171-06
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 1 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 59746-0171-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 10 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59746-0173-06
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 10 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 59746-0173-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59746-0175-06
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 59746-0175-09
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 59746-0172-06
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Cadista, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 59746-0172-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 2.5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-4742-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 1 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00603-5335-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 1 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00603-5335-32
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00603-5338-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00603-5338-28
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00603-5338-32
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 21 count, NDC 00603-5338-15
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 2.5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00603-5336-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00603-5339-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00603-5339-28
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00603-5339-32
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00603-5337-32
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 10 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-5442-01
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 10 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00591-5442-05
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 21 count, NDC 00591-5442-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00591-5443-05
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-5052-01
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-5052-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 21 count, NDC 00591-5052-21

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Cadista has all prednisone tablet presentations available. Cadista recently discontinued the 10 mg tablets in 500 count bottles and the 20 mg tablets in 1000 count bottles.
    • Hikma has 2.5 mg tablets in 100 count available. All other prednisone tablet presentations are on allocation.
    • Par has predisone 5 mg tablets in 21- and 48-count blister packs and 100 count bottles, and 10 mg tablets in 48 count blister packs on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Teva has prednisone 5 mg tablets in 48 count blister packs, 10 mg tablets in 21 count blister packs, and 20 mg tablets in 100 count bottles on back order and the company estimates release dates of early- to mid-March 2020 for the 5 mg tablets in 48 count blister packs, and late-February 2020 for the 10 mg tablets in 21 count blister packs and 20 mg tablets in 100 count bottles. The 10 mg tablets in 1,000 count bottles and the 10 mg tablets in 48 count blister packs are on back order and the company estimates release dates of early-March 2020. The 20 mg tablets in 1,000 count bottles are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid- to late-March 2020.

Updated

Updated February 25, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created May 15, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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