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)