UHN/MSH Medical Consult Service
Endocrinology
Steroid
Equivalent
dose (mg)
Relative
potency
t1/2 (hrs)
Dexamethasone (Decadron)
0.5
40 x
36-54
Methylprednisolone (Solumedrol)
4
5 x
18-36
Prednisone
5
4 x
18-36
Hydrocortisone (Solucortef)
20
1 x
8-12
Steroid Dose Equivalencies