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Relative Potencies of Systemic Glucocorticoids.

 

Glucocorticoid

Approximate Equivalent dose (mg)

Half-life (Biologic) hours

Short-Acting

Cortisone

25

8-12

Hydrocortisone

20

8-12

Intermediate-Acting

Methylprednisolone

4

18-36

Prednisolone

5

18-36

Prednisone

5

18-36

Triamcinolone

4

18-36

Long-Acting

Betamethasone

0.6 - 0.75

36-54

Dexamethasone

0.75

36-54

 

References:

1- Zoorob RJ, Cender D. A different look at corticosteroids. Am Fam Physician. 1998 Aug;58(2):443-50. [Medline]

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Created: April 5, 2005
Last Modified: 10/23/2010

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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