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1st choice (oral)

Prednisolone tablets 1mg, 5mg

Note: Soluble tablets are high cost

1st choice (parenteral)

Intramuscular depot injection:

methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrone®) vials 40mg/mL, 80mg/2mL, 120mg/3mL


Intramuscular injection:

triamcinolone acetonide 40mg/mL (Kenalog® Intra-articular/Intramuscular)


Intravenous injection:

methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate) (Solu-Medrone®) vials 40mg, 125mg, 500mg, 1g: slow intravenous injection or infusion

Prescribing Notes

See Section 6.3.2 Glucocorticoid therapy