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Last Updated: September 27, 2018

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Equivalent Corticosteroid Doses
Quick reference guide for corticosteroid comparison
Generic Steroid Equivalent dose (mg) Anti-inflammatory Potency Mineralocorticoid potency Oral dosing forms (tablet in mg) Duration of Action (hours)
Cortisone 25 0.8 0.8 tab: 25 8-12
Hydrocortisone 20 1 1 tab: 5, 10, 20 8-12
Prednisone 5 4 0.8 tab: 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 50 12-36
Prednisolone 5 4 0.8 tab: 10, 15, 30 12-36
Methylprednisolone 4 5 0.5 tab: 4, 8, 16, 32 12-36
Dexamethasone 0.75 30 0 tab: 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 6 36-54
Betamethasone 0.6 30 0 solution: 0.6mg/5ml (118mL) 36-54
Fludrocortisone -