Prednisone

Name
Prednisone
Alternate Names
Alti-Prednisone
Alto-Pred
Ancortone
Apo-Prednisone
Colisone
Cortan
Dacortin
Delta-Dome#
Deltasone
Deltra
Fernisone Buffered
Keysone
Liquid Pred
Meticorten
Novo-Prednisone
Orasone
Panasol
Paracort#
Prednicen M
SK-Prednisone
Sterapred DS
Ultracorten
Winpred
Abbreviations
PDN
PRD
PRED
Category
Hormones and hormonal mechanisms
Subcategory
NSC Number
10023
010023
Primary Site
Prednisone is used to treat multiple sites and histologies
Histology
None
Remarks
A synthetic corticosteroid and an analogue of cortisol (glucocorticoid).

Prednisone may be coded as treatment (hormonal) for all sties and histologies. It is most often used as part of a drug regimen.

Do not code Prednisone when it is given to treat symptoms. In most cases when Prednisone is given by itself and not as part of a drug regimen, it does not affect the cancer and would not be coded as treatment."
Coding
Please see remarks for additional information