prednisone tablets, USP
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.