Therapeutic AreaFormulary ChoicesCost for 28
(unless otherwise stated)
Rationale for decision / comments
Glucocorticoid therapyPrednisolone



As prednisolone Dompé





Prescribers are advised to use plain prednisolone.
Enteric coated prednisolone has slower onset of action,
less consistent blood levels and no proven evidence
of GI protective effect.
1mg tablets: £0.76 (28)
5mg tablets: £0.87 (28)


Oral solution 1mg/1ml (5ml)
10 single dose units £11.41
3x10 single dose units £34.23
Can be crushed. Prescribing should be in multiple of 5mg for safety reasons. Prednisolone 25mg is non formulary.


Recommended as a much cheaper (35%) alternative to soluble prednisolone. Comes with spoon which measures 1.25, 2.5 and 3.75ml doses.



Patients on long-term oral corticosteroids, should be provided with a steroid warning card, these are available for practices to requisition from supplies at:

Somerset Partnership Support Services
Mallard Court
Express Park
Bridgwater
TA6 4RN

 01278 726964