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my one yr old son is on prednisone,has any ones kids been on this steriod,if so any adverse reactions?????

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • negative moodiness

    Answer by EireLass at 3:29 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Major increase in appetite and some hyperactivity.

    Prednisone didn't put them in an "angry" mood, but their Pulmicort sure does until their body adapts to being on it again!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:31 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • My little guy was on it a hadnful of times when a toddler/preschooler. I wished it increased his appetite- he was SO underweight.

    It turned him into a Mean Monster! it made his so mean and angry and hostile.

    Answer by Kiter at 3:42 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • My daughter was on it when she was 2, the only thing I notice was she was moody, and didn't really want to eat.

    Answer by mika0216 at 3:54 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Even if he will be on it only for 3 days only???Will he still have a increase in appetite????

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Don't know if yours will or not....mine did.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:13 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • for 3 days- maybe or maybe not (not all kids get the appetitie from it)- but an increased appetite for 3 days isn't a big deal.

    My son got the mean mood the next day after starting it usually

    Answer by Kiter at 4:15 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • I never noticed any side effects. I did not notice increased appetite, but the kids were usually also getting Albuterol through the nebulizer which decreased my kid's appetite.

    Both my kids were on it a couple of times as toddlers/preschoolers for asthma.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:21 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • my son was CRANKY, SERIOUSLY NEGATIVE attitude. mean, cranky, angry, rude......

    My mom said my brother would Literally climb the walls (which she hated b/c the drs. kept telling her keep him calm meanwhile the meds where making him hyper)

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 5:33 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Even now when my 8 yr old takes it he can get hyper and a little moody. Hes normally quiet and mellow but some of his meds do make him cranky, or at least make him hyper and hes not used to it and so he gets cranky. When he was a toddler the only thing I noticed was hyper and gain weight.

    Answer by AngelicDevil80 at 7:12 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

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