Patient may regain earlier symptoms eg, rhinitis, eczema & pain in muscles & joints during transfer from oral steroid therapy. Temporary increase in oral steroid dose may be necessary. A general, insufficient steroid effect should be suspected if tiredness, headache, nausea & vomiting occurs. Acute exacerbations of asthma may need complementary treatment w/ short oral steroid regimen. Patient should rinse mouth out w/ water after each dose. Patient w/ lung TB; fungal & viral infection in the airways. Initial small but transient reduction in growth in childn & adolescents w/in 1st yr of treatment. Severely compromised liver function. Respules
Bronchospasm; HPA axis suppression & adrenal insufficiency, bone density, growth; infections & TB; impaired liver function. Do not use w/ positive pressure delivery systems. Lactation.