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What's the difference between predisone and prednisolone?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with Prednisolone dissolving tabs, syrup but again the are pretty much the same. Most drs get used to routinely ordering one over the orher.
Answered on Jun 27, 2019
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No big difference: In practice, they are not that different although theoretically methylprednisolone may have a razor-thin edge and is available in injectable form.
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Not much: They are virtually identical in strength and benefit.
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Any: This is just a different form of the same family of meds. The body produces cortisol, the parent molecule of all these drugs as a stress hormone.These ... Read More
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