Hi! Our 3 yr old son, Leo has asthma (usually has a 'bad' week every 6 weeks or so, come rain or shine!) and has just recovered from yet another awful week of it. My question is what is the longest course of prednisolone have any of your children had, not incuding those on maintenance? I am concerned because Leo has this time been given a 7 day course of it at 40mg a day. Not only that but it is the 5th time (or 6th, I lose track) he has had a course in the last 10 months and it says in the information leaflet it shouldn't be given to children more than twice in one year. The other times he had either 3 or 4 day courses depending on how poorly he was.
He is small for his age (13.5kg) which again worries me slightly as the dose seems a lot for his size and I have lost faith in our GP.
Luckily he has been referred to paeds at last but was just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences?