What is the recommended dosage of prednisone?

Many doctors who specialize in #myositis suggest an initial dosage of #prednisone which is based upon your weight in kilograms. The suggested amount is 1mg per kilogram of weight. To find out how much you weigh in kilograms, multiply your weight in pounds by .453. (Example: 150 pounds x .453 = 68mg of prednisone) Some doctors may simply start you on 60-80mg of high dose prednisone for myositis rather than using this calculation.

Conversion of Pounds (lbs) to Kilograms (kg)

Check out our tip on converting pounds to kilograms.




Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the day-to-day lives of Myositis patients. MSU is a patient-centered organization, founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, and believes education, support, advocacy, and assistance are key to helping patients and caregivers. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations for funding and volunteers to help manage our fast growing organization.

View more information: Myositis Support


Leave a reply

© Myositis Support and Understanding Association, Inc. 2010-2018. All Rights Reserved. MSU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

You agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy by using and viewing our site.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation? Visit our Donate page today!


Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?


Become a Member

Send this to a friend