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Cortef - What is the difference between prednisolone and prednisone and hydrocotisone?

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suzanne66 1 Dec 2009

Prednisone and prednisolone are infact the same... different countries use different names.

Prednisolone and hydrocortisone are both corticosteroids.

They are both used to treat similar conditions. Hydrocortisone is more often used topically, prednisolone is not. The main difference is that hydrocortione is more likely to cause side effects such as fluid retention because of its mineralocorticord activity.

See:https://www.drugs.com/cdi/hydrocortisone.html
https://www.drugs.com/cdi/prednisolone.html

Hope this helps.

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