• $ = 0-$50, $$ = $51-$100, $$$ = $101-$150, $$$$ = > $150
  • Pricing based on a standard course of therapy (5 - 10 days) in a child or adult
  • Pricing found on GoodRX.com®
  • Pricing may vary by region and availability
Medication Dosage forms
Budesonide

(Entocort®)
(Uceris®)
Enteric coated capsule (Entocort®)
  • 3 mg ($$$$)
  • Only approved for use in Crohn's disease
  • See Crohn's disease for more

Enteric coated tablet (Uceris®)
Rectal foam (Uceris®)
  • 2 mg per actuation ($$$$)
  • Only approved for use in ulcerative colitis
  • See ulcerative colitis for more
Dexamethasone

(Decadron®)
Tablet
  • 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 6 mg tablet ($)

Solution
  • 0.5 mg/5 ml ($-$$)

Solution - Intensol
  • 1 mg/ml ($)

Elixir
  • 0.5 mg/5 ml ($$-$$$)

DexPak® TaperPak® ($$$-$$$$)
  • Contains 1.5 mg tablets
  • Comes in 6, 10, and 13 day taperpak
  • 6-day pak contains 21 tablets
  • 10-day pak contains 35 tablets
  • 13-day pak contains 51 tablets
Hydrocortisone

(Colocort®)
(Cortenema®)
(Cortifoam®)
Enema (Colocort®, Cortenema®)
  • 100 mg/60 ml ($$)
  • Only approved for use in ulcerative colitis
  • See ulcerative colitis for more

Rectal foam (Cortifoam®)
  • 80 mg per application ($$$$)
  • Only approved for use in ulcerative colitis
  • See ulcerative colitis for more
Methylprednisolone

(Medrol®)
Tablet
  • 2, 4, 8, 32 mg tablet ($)

Medrol Dosepak ($)
  • Contains twenty-one 4 mg tablets
  • Pills are taken over 6 days
  • On Day 1, 6 pills are taken, then dose is decreased by 1 pill each day
  • Pills are generally taken with meals
Prednisone Tablet
  • 1, 2, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 50 mg tablet ($)

Solution
  • Prednisone 1 mg/ml ($-$$)
  • Prednisone Intensol® 5 mg/ml ($-$$)
Prednisolone

(Prelone®)
(Orapred®)
(Millipred®)
Tablet - Millipred®
  • 5 mg tablet ($$$$)

Tablet - Orapred ODT®
  • 10, 15, 30 mg disintegrating tablet ($$$-$$$$)

Syrup - Prelone®
  • Prednisolone 15 mg/5 ml (3 mg/ml) ($)

Solution - Orapred®
  • Prednisolone sodium phosphate
    • 5 mg/5 ml (1 mg/ml) ($)
    • 10 mg/5 ml (2 mg/ml)
    • 15 mg/5 ml (3 mg/ml) ($)
    • 20 mg/5 ml (4 mg/ml)
    • 25 mg/5 ml (5 mg/ml) ($$)

Suspension - Flo-Pred®
  • Prednisolone acetate 15 mg/5 ml (3 mg/ml) ($$$$)



  • References: Dexamethasone PI, Depo-Medrol PI
Steroid Equivalent milligram
dosage
Cortisone 25
Hydrocortisone 20
Prednisolone 5
Prednisone 5
Methylprednisolone 4
Triamcinolone 4
Betamethasone 0.75
Dexamethasone 0.75