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Prednisone Tablets

Last Updated: April 21, 2015
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Prednisone Tablets, West-Ward
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00143-1475-01)
5 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00143-1475-10)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00143-1473-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Cadista states the shortage was due to a raw materials shortage.
  • Perrigo discontinued prednisone tablets in 2013.
  • Qualitest will not provide shortage information for any of their products because they consider the information to be proprietary. 
  • West-Ward states the reason for the shortage is manufacturing delays.

Available Products

Prednisone Tablets, Cadista
1 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 59746-0171-06)
1 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 59746-0171-10)
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 59746-0172-06)
5 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 59746-0172-10)
10 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 59746-0173-10)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 59746-0173-06)
20 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 59746-0175-06)
20 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 59746-0175-09)

 
Prednisone Tablets, Roxane
1 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-4741-25)
1 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00054-4741-31)
1 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-8739-25)
2.5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-4742-25)
2.5 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-8740-25)
5 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00054-4728-31)
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-4728-25)
5 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-8724-25)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-0017-25)
10 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 00054-0017-29)
10 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-0017-20)
20 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-0018-25)
20 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 00054-0018-29)
20 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-0018-20)
50 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00054-0019-25)
50 mg tablets, 100 count unit dose (NDC 00054-0019-20)
 
Prednisone Tablets, Actavis (formerly Watson)
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00591-5052-01)
5 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00591-5052-10)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00591-5442-01)
10 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 00591-5442-05)
10 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00591-5442-10)
20 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00591-5443-01)
20 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 00591-5443-05)
20 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00591-5443-10)

Prednisone Tablets, West-Ward
5 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00143-9740-01)
5 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00143-9740-10)
10 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00143-9739-01)
10 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00143-9739-10)
20 mg tablets, 100 count (NDC 00143-9738-01)
20 mg tablets, 500 count (NDC 00143-9738-05)
20 mg tablets, 1000 count (NDC 00143-9738-10)

Estimated Resupply Dates

West-Ward has prednisone tablets 5 mg 100 count (NDC 00143-1475-01), 5 mg 1000 count (NDC 00143-1475-10), and 10 mg 100 count (NDC 00143-1473-01) presentations on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages

Updated

April 21, March 2 and 23, January 14 and 30, 2015; December 3, 12 and 22, October 23, September 24, July 17, May 15 and 30, April 3, March 14, February 5, January 3 and 22, 2014; November 27, October 9 and 23, September 26, August 29, July 16, May 1, April 5, March 15, February 7, January 3, 2013; December 7, November 5 and 16, October 16, September 7 and 26, August 3 and 7, July 10, June 14, 2012.  University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2015, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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