• Lavonia Lavonia
    June 28, 2009
    Exactly what is the difference between Prednisone, Prednisolone, and Methylprednisolone?
    Lavonia Lavonia
    June 28, 2009

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  • ikezic May 12, 2010
    ikezic
    June 28, 2009

    Both drugs are corticosteroids with essentially the same effects and side effects.

    Methylprednisolone is Medrol. It is available as an oral tablet. Methylprednisolone is also available as a parenteral preparation meaning it can be used intramuscularly or, more commonly intravenously. Prednisone is given orally.

     

    In terms of equivalence, prednisolone 4 mgs= prednisone 5 mgs.

    Basically, there are no significant differences in effects and side-effects.

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