Hydrocortisone vs Prednisolone

Hydrocortisone
Prednisolone
(Rx)
Hydrocortisone is a steroid.
Prednisolone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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January 19, 1955
January 17, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
85,444 Discussions
51,849 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Eczema
#3 for Rash
#4 for Psoriasis
#5 for Dermatitis
#8 for Skin Problems
#9 for Asthma
Hydrocortisone is approved for Itching, Eczema and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for RA
#6 for Lupus
Prednisolone is prescribed for Asthma, RA, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Lupus and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Hyd
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Tachycardia
1
Impotence
1
Skin Cancer
1
Stomach Problems
1
Cataract
1
Pituitary Tumor
1
Skin Atrophy
1
Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
2
Cataract
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Stomach Problems
1
Polymyalgia
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
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Prednisolone
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Weight Gain
Hyd
Pre
2
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
Hyd
Pre
1
2
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
Pre
1
1
Tachycardia
Hyd
Pre
1
0
Impotence
Hyd
Pre
1
0
Skin Cancer
Hyd
Pre
1
0
Stomach Problems
Hyd
Pre
1
1
Cataract
Hyd
Pre
1
1
Pituitary Tumor
Hyd
Pre
1
0
Skin Atrophy
Hyd
Pre
1
0
Weight Gain
Pre
Hyd
9
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Hyd
2
1
Mood Swings
Pre
Hyd
2
0
Cataract
Pre
Hyd
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Hyd
1
1
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Hyd
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Hyd
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Hyd
1
1
Polymyalgia
Pre
Hyd
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Pre
Hyd
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Prednisolone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 5 mg, 5 mg (21 tabs), 5 mg (48 tabs)
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL, 15 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Hydrocortisone/Aloe Vera , Hydrocortisone , Hydrocortisone Acetate , Hydrocortisone/Mineral Oil/Petrolatum White
Prednisolone, Prednisolone Sod Phosphate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Hydrocortisone and Prednisolone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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