Not for acute attacks. Monitor height of childn receiving prolonged treatment. Systemic corticosteroid effects (ie, Cushing's syndrome, Cushingoid features, adrenal suppression, growth retardation, decrease in bone mineral density, cataract & glaucoma). Monitor adrenocortical function when transferring from oral steroid to inhaled therapy. W/draw systemic therapy gradually. History of DM. Active or quiescent pulmonary TB. Pregnancy & lactation.