Corticosteroids in general:
|Equivalent anti-inflammatory doses of different oral corticosteroids|
This table takes no account of mineralocorticoid effects, nor does it take account of variations in duration of action
is equivalent to betamethasone 750 mcg
is equivalent to cortisone acetate 25 mg
is equivalent to dexamethasone 750 mcg
is equivalent to deflazacort 6mg
is equivalent to hydrocortisone 20mg
is equivalent to methylprednisolone 4mg
is equivalent to traimacinolone 4mg
Note that mineralocorticoid side effects are most marked with fludrocortisone, but are significant with cortisone, hydrocortisone, corticotropin, and tetracosactide (tetracosacrtin). Minerlacorticoid actions are negligible with the high potency glucocorticoids, betamethasone and dexamethasone, and occur only slightly with methylprednisolone, prednisolone, triamcinolone.
The potency of topical corticosteroids is determined by
The respective summary of product characteristics must be checked before prescribing any of the drugs described.
Last reviewed 01/2018