I am currently on 10mg of prednisolone/day and would like to change to prednisone for cost reasons. Until a week ago I thought I was allergic to prednisone, thus the methylprednisolone prescription. I have not heard back from my doctor about giving me a prescription for prednisone instead. I have polymyalgia rheumatic.
Is 4mg of methylprednisolone equal to 5mg prednisone? If not, what is the equivalency?
Question posted by bethogorman on 30 March 2014
Last updated on 25 October 2016 by Gopistons
Prednisone versus methlyprednisone is very confusing. My mother also have a variety of arthritus's, very painful from hand to back, higs/legs. We tried prednisone a few years ago and they did make her body feel GREAT. She was given it to help treat the shingles. Prednisone side effects were terrible. Absolutely turned her into another person after about 10 days, it was crazy. I was worried it would kill her so we ceased after wheening her off. So we list is as something she is alergic to but she is not phsycally, just mentally..
Now her ENT has given her Methy-prednisone 5 day treatment for innner ear problem that caused some brief dizziness. She was worked up and discharged in the hospital, nothing head, neck, heart related so that left the inner ears. Is M-prednisone safer than regular prenisone? Why were on Methly? I hope you are well!!!
They are equivalent mg for mg.
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