- Prednisolone 5mg orally is equivalent to hydrocortisone 20mg intravenously (equivalent anti-inflammatory dose).
- The peri-operative dose of hydrocortisone required may be higher than the equivalent prednisolone dose usually taken by the patient.
- The equivalent doses given in this Q&A are approximations and may not apply to all disease states and to all patients.
- This information should not be used in emergency situations such as in the management of acute severe asthma.
Senior Information Pharmacist, Welsh Medicines Information Centre