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Glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids

Drug

Relative Potency

Duration of Effect

Hydrocortisone (cortisol)

1

<12 hr

Prednisolone

4

12–36 hr

Prednisone

4

12–36 hr

Methylprednisolone

5

12–36 hr

Triamcinolone

5

12–36 hr

Flumethasone

15–30

36–48 hr

Betamethasone

25

>48 hr

Dexamethasone

30

>48 hr