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10/8/2021

Prednisone Oral Tablets

Products Affected - Description

    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 2.5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00054-4742-25
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Hikma, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00054-4728-31
    • 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, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00591-5442-43
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 500 count, NDC 00591-5443-05
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 20 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-5443-10
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-5052-01
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 21 count, NDC 00591-5052-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00591-5052-43

Reason for the Shortage

    • Cadista has all prednisone tablet presentations available.
    • Hikma is allocating prednisone tablets to ensure all customers get adequate supply during COVID-19.
    • Par has prednisone tablets available.
    • Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage.

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, 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, 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, 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, 10 mg, unit-dose blister pack, 48 count, NDC 00603-5338-31
    • 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, 100 count, NDC 00603-5337-21
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Par Pharmaceuticals, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00603-5337-32
    • 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, 20 mg, bottle, 100 count, NDC 00591-5443-01
    • Prednisone oral tablet, Teva, 5 mg, bottle, 1000 count, NDC 00591-5052-10

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Hikma has prednisone 2.5 mg tablets in 100 count and 5 mg tablets in 1,000 count bottles on allocation.
    • Teva has prednisone 20 mg tablets in 500 count bottles on intermittent back order and the company is releasing supplies as they become available. Most of the other presentations are on back order and the company estimates release dates in late-October 2021. The 5 mg tablets in 21 count and 48 count blister packs are available with short expiration dating (July 2022). The 10 mg tablets in 21 count and 48 count blister packs are available with short expiration dating (August 2022). The 10 mg tablets in 100 count and 500 count bottles are available with short expiration dating (January 2022). The 20 mg tablets in 1,000 count bottles are available with short expiration dating (August 2022).

Updated

Updated October 8, 2021 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created May 15, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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