Oral Disintegrating Prednisolone Tablets

Canadian Prednisolone sodium phosphate (Orapred ODT, BioMarin/Alliant) is now available as an orally disintegrating tablet to control acute exacerbations of asthma in children; to treat severe, persistent asthma; and to reduce inflammation in conditions such as arthritis and cancer.

The tablets do not need to be refrigerated, and the taste is masked. This is the first orally disintegrating tablet form of generic prednisolone available in the U.S.

Alliant expects to begin marketing the tablets in the fall.