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Stopping Pulmicort MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
27th Jan '13

LO was prescribed Pulmicort 2x a day for Pneumonia & Bronchiolitis. He was wheezing pretty badly. Well, now his wheezing is totally gone and he just has a mild cough. I dont know how long his doctor wanted him on it for. Its a preventative treatment for Asthma but we don't even know if he is asthmatic. Should I stop the medicine since he is better. Im tempted not to give it to him today at all because it's a steroid and it has a lot of possible side effects. I can't ask his doctor until tomorrow. WWYD?

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1232 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" LO was prescribed Pulmicort 2x a day for Pneumonia & Bronchiolitis. He was wheezing pretty badly. ... [snip!] ... him today at all because it's a steroid and it has a lot of possible side effects. I can't ask his doctor until tomorrow. WWYD?"</blockquote>



Give it to him until you can ask the dr

Squeaky McGee [13 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65507 posts
status 27th Jan '13

It's a steroid, so I wouldn't stop cold turkey. I'd wean him off of it. Talk to the doc and see what he suggests.