Not medical advice: A small round white pill with the imprint 54 899 is 10mg of Prednisone. This corticosteroid is prescribed to patients with health conditions caused by inflammation, like lupus, arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.
Prednisone is sold under the brand names Sterapred, Orasone, Deltasone, Prednicen-M, Meticorten, Liquid Pred, and Prednicot.
Common side effects include: nausea, bloating, stomach pain, insomnia, increased sweating, dry skin, acne, dizziness, and headache.
Acton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently received FDA approval for AEROSPAN Inhalation Aerosol, an orally inhaled corticosteroid designed as a maintenance treatment for asthma. The drug will be launched in early 2013. Inhaled steroids in the U.S. is a $8.3 billion market.