It is important to know that uncontrolled asthma has a far more deleterious effect on health than side effects of the medicine. At this age budetrol metered dose inhaler via dedicated face mask twice daily is the treatment of choice. If your child remains controlled with these medication, then an attempt to reduce the dose of steroid will be attempted within six months. Side effects of inhalational steroids are hoarseness
of voice, oral candidiasis
, growth retardation. Children treated with inhalational steroid will have a late peak growth velocity. They will have normal adult height but they will reach it later.After each inhalation, you need to wash your child's mouth with water.Inhalational steroids when taken at larger dose may lead to osteoporosis
, glucose intolerance,puffiness of face, hypertension
. But the dose at your child is taking, having the chance of this systemic side effects are rare. Childhood asthma
have a relatively good prognosis. Make sure your child is having these medications at correct dosage. Hope, I satisfied your queries.