Endocrinology

Glucocorticoid Comparison Chart

Name

Equivalent Dose (mg)

Relative Anti-inflammatory Potency

Relative Mineralocorticoid Potency

Plasma
Half-life (h)

Biologic
Half-life (h)

Short-acting

Cortisone

25

0.8

2

0.5

8-12

Hydrocortisone

20

1

2

1.5-2

8-12

Intermediate-acting

Methylprednisolone

4

5

0

1.5-3

18-36

Prednisone

5

4

1

1

18-36

Prednisolone

5

4

1

2-3.5

18-36

Triamcinolone

4

5

0

3.5-4

18-36

Long-acting

Betamethasone

0.6

20-30

0

5.5

36-54

Dexamethasone

0.75

20-30

0

2-3.5

36-54


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