When to stop taking prednisolone for the treatment of asthma?

Patient : My 4 year old son was recently given prednisolone for treatment of Asthma cough.I stopped the medication after one and a half days when he seemed alright, but the cough seems to have returned. Could it be because he stopped taking the drugs?
Doctor :   Inhaled steroids are the preferred medication for asthma control and it is important that you do not stop these medicati ons on your own without consulting your child's doctor. Several long-term research studies have shown a fall off in lung function within weeks after inhaled steroids have been stopped. Withholding prednisolone may increase the risk for a future asthma attack and increase the requirement of medicines in the long term.

Related Q&A

Q: My 11 year old son has asthma. About a month ago he had a virus and had a pretty severe asthma attack. Ever since the...

Q: My son is mild in education and not showing active interest. Does nootropics drugs help to improve? He is having as...

Q: My 5 year old son has allergy induced asthma every 3-4 months. It lasts only a couple days and we always treat with a...

Q: Hi I am a twenty six year old male. I have GERD. it really has not been that bad until the past couple months. I have...

Q: Hello I am a 26 year old male. The past or so I have been having a constant pressure in my head with shortness of bre...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews