Steroid Conversions

Steroid Conversion Chart – Neil Phillips

 

Drug Name

Equivalent doses (mg)

Anti-inflammatory activity relative to hydrocortisone

Duration of

action (hrs)

Hydrocortisone (cortisol)

20

1

8 to 12

Cortisone acetate

25

0.8

8 to 12

Prednisone

5

4

12 to 36

Prednisolone

5

4

12 to 36

Methylprednisolone

4

5

12 to 36

Triamcinolone

4

5

12 to 36

Dexamethasone

0.75

30

36 to 72

Betamethasone

0.6

30

36 to 72