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Review Article

Applications of Steroid in Clinical Practice: A Review

Table 1

Classification and comparison of systemic steroids [1, 7].

GlucocorticoidAnti-inflammatory potencyNa-retaining potencyDuration of actionEquivalent dose

Cortisol11Short
(<12 hrs)
20
Cortisone0.80.825
Prednisone40.8 Intermediate (12–36 hrs)5
Prednisolone (P)40.85
6 methyl P50.54
Triamcinolone504
Dexamethasone250Large (>36 hrs)0.75
Betamethasone2500.75

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