From: determined on
So the doctor has prescribed a steroid inhaler for Emily. I am reading
stuff online that scares me, like it interferes with the pituitary gland and
can inhibit growth in children! Emily is small enough, we don't need to do
anything to stunt her...

Can anyone shed some light on this?


From: NL on
determined wrote:
> So the doctor has prescribed a steroid inhaler for Emily. I am reading
> stuff online that scares me, like it interferes with the pituitary gland and
> can inhibit growth in children! Emily is small enough, we don't need to do
> anything to stunt her...
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this?
>
>


How long is she supposed to use it for? How often? What exactly did you
get? How high is the the dosage?

cu
nicole
From: determined on
She was prescribed Qvar, 80mcg twice a day. There was no specific length of
use prescribed.

"NL" <nlandau(a)web.de> wrote in message
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> determined wrote:
>> So the doctor has prescribed a steroid inhaler for Emily. I am reading
>> stuff online that scares me, like it interferes with the pituitary gland
>> and can inhibit growth in children! Emily is small enough, we don't need
>> to do anything to stunt her...
>>
>> Can anyone shed some light on this?
>
>
> How long is she supposed to use it for? How often? What exactly did you
> get? How high is the the dosage?
>
> cu
> nicole


From: NL on
determined wrote:
> She was prescribed Qvar, 80mcg twice a day. There was no specific length of
> use prescribed.


When is your next apointment? We ha to come back after a few days for a
checkup and re evaluation. Did your doc say anything about "If it gets
better do this and that,..."

Here are a few links:

http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q=Qvar&btnG=Google-Suche&meta=

http://www.drugs.com/pdr/qvar-inhalation-aerosol.html
http://www.drugs.com/cons/qvar-inhalation.html
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100002217.html
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/qvar_ids.htm

cu
nicole
From: Workingmom on
determined skrev:
> So the doctor has prescribed a steroid inhaler for Emily. I am reading
> stuff online that scares me, like it interferes with the pituitary gland and
> can inhibit growth in children! Emily is small enough, we don't need to do
> anything to stunt her...
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this?
>
>

Yup

It's completely safe!!!

There is no growth inhibition when inhaled in the doses the doc gives
you. On the contrary. Not using it will inhibit growth as she won't get
oxygen enough.

There are widespread investigations showing NO sideeffects, where as if
she is allowed to cough and have reduced lung function only treated when
you discover it she'll most likely have reduced lung capacity in the
long run.

The steroids ensures normal lung capacity - for ever. And if she grows
out of it - which a lot of kids do - no lasting effects on her lungs.

Go on - we've used it for 8 years on my son. He's on the small side (but
I'm petite so I guess that's why). He has asthma in medium degree and
his lung capacity is above normal.'

Tine, Denmark