Corticosteroid Dose Equivalents 

Updated: Mar 29, 2016
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; more...
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Corticosteroid Dose Equivalents

Corticosteroid dose equivalents are presented in the table below. [1, 2]

Table 1. Corticosteroid Dose Equivalents (Open Table in a new window)

Equivalent Dose Steroid
1.2 mg Betamethasone (long-acting)
1.5 mg Dexamethasone (long-acting)
8 mg Methylprednisolone (intermediate-acting)
8 mg Triamcinolone (intermediate-acting)
10 mg Prednisone (intermediate-acting)
10 mg Prednisolone (intermediate-acting)
40 mg Hydrocortisone (short-acting)
50 mg Cortisone (short-acting)