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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Prednisolone (prednisolone systemic) is a member of the drug class glucocorticoids and is used to treat Asthma - acute, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Bullous Pemphigoid, Crohn's Disease - Acute, Dermatitis, Immunosuppression, Inflammatory Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus and Ulcerative Colitis - Active.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Names

11β,17α,21-Trihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione (WHO)

Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 11,17,21-trihydroxy-, (11β)- (USP)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Prednisolone (OS: JAN, DCF, DCIT, BAN)
  • Deltahydrocortisone (IS)
  • Glucortin (IS)
  • Hexy-Solupred (IS)
  • Insolone (IS)
  • Intalsolone (IS)
  • Mediasolone (IS)
  • Meprisolon (IS)
  • Metacortandralone (IS)
  • Meti-Derm (IS)
  • Nurisolon (IS)
  • Paracortol (IS)
  • Predni (IS)
  • Predniliderm (IS)
  • Prednis (IS)
  • Prenolone (IS)
  • Solone (IS)
  • Sterolone (IS)
  • Prednisolon (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Prednisolonum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Optival (IS)
  • Parisilon (IS)
  • Prednisolondihydrogenphosphat-Dinatrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone (phosphate sodique de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone sodium phosphate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Prednisoloni natrii phosphas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Prednisolone Succinate (OS: JAN)
  • Prednisolone Hemisuccinate (PH: USP 38)
  • Prednisolone Succinate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection (PH: JP XVI)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Succinate Powder for Injections (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Prednisoloni et natrii succinatis pulvis ad injectionem (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Prednisolone Acetate (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Hydrocortidelt (IS)
  • Prednisolonacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone Acetate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Prednisoloni acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Prednisolone Hexanoate (OS: BANM)
  • Prednisolon caproate (IS)
  • Prednisolone Metasulfobenzoate Sodium (OS: BANM)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Metazoate (OS: USAN)
  • ATL-2502 (IS)
  • Prednisolone 21-m-sulfobenzoate sodium salt (IS)
  • Prednisolone sodium metasulfobenzoate (IS)
  • Prednisolone Pivalate (OS: BANM)
  • Prednisolone trimethylacetate (IS)
  • Prednisolone (pivalate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone Pivalate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Prednisolone pivalate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisoloni pivalas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolonpivalat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Prednisolone Steaglate (OS: BAN)
  • Prednisolone stearoyl-glycolate (IS)
  • Prednisoloni steaglas (IS)
  • Prednisolone Farnesylate (OS: JAN)
  • CCRIS 6595 (IS)
  • Prednisolone farnesil (IS)
  • Prednisolone Tebutate (OS: JAN)
  • Prednisolone tertiary butyl acetate (IS)
  • UNII-1V7A1U282K (IS)
  • Prednisolone Tebutate (PH: USP 38)
  • Prednisolone Valerate Acetate (OS: JAN)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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