Avoid abrupt w/drawal, taper dose when treatment is discontinued. Do not initiate during an exacerbation or significant worsening or acutely deteriorating asthma. Discontinue use if paradoxical bronchospasm occurs. Not intended for initial management of asthma. Patients should be reminded to take daily as prescribed even when asymptomatic. Cushing's syndrome, Cushingoid features, adrenal suppression, growth retardation in childn & adolescents, decreased bone mineral density, cataract, glaucoma, psychomotor hyperactivity, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression or aggression (particularly in childn). Transferring patients from oral to inhaled corticosteroids. Active or quiescent pulmonary TB, fungal & viral airway infections. Cardiac arrhythmias especially 3rd degree AV block & tachyarrhythmias, idiopathic subvalvular aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, ischaemic heart disease, severe heart failure, arterial HTN, aneurysm. Known or suspected QTc interval prolongation. Thyrotoxicosis, DM, phaeochromocytoma & untreated hypokalaemia. Unstable & severe asthma. Potentially may cause hypokalaemia; concomitant w/ other drugs which can induce hypokalaemia eg, xanthine derivatives, steroids & diuretics. Caution in unstable asthma. Monitor serum K & blood glucose levels. Not to be administered for at least 12 hr prior to anaesth w/ halogenated anaesth. Risk of oropharyngeal fungal infections & dysphonia. High dose & prolonged use. Allergy to lactose; galactose intolerance, total lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Visual disturbance may occur. Pregnancy & lactation. Growth retardation in childn & adolescents <18 yr.