DEXAMETHASONE 0.75 mg is equivalent to:
Methylprednisolone & Triamcinolone 4 mg
Prednisolone & Prednisone 5 mg
Hydrocortisone 20 mg
Cortisone 25 mg
Post Edited (Aldo) : 7/5/2006 3:37:53 PM (GMT-6)
hey there Rj,
with inflammatory diseases, a whopper of a dosing schedule of steroids are used for "short term" stages. so 40, 50, and 60 mg of prednisone for example is routine for flares and acute phases. i am "supposed" to be on 5mg of predisone daily and that was over 3 months ago! but i never took them unless necessary, because well you know....we've had the roid rage conversation already.
when i get steroid injections, they are 60mg or 80mg of DepoMedrol at a time. so with the dexamethasone...you'l most likely taper down to less and less of a dose as the weeks go by right?
the adrenal insufficiency is correct. that's why the steroids are "saved" for acute flares.
so much fun eh?