In most cases, the treatment will be recommended by the pediatrician in case of stridor or wheezing / asthma attack in older children who’s weight less suitable for receiving dissolving tablets (they need many tablets…)
Ingredients: The active ingredient is called prednisolone.
How to use:
It is difficult to determin an all-inclusive dose, but treatment is usually not given in a daily dose of more than 2 milligrams per kilogram of the child’s body weight. Usually the daily dose will be divided twice a day.
The big advantage is that the active steroid in this drug, relative to other steroids used, crosses the blood-brain barrier less, and as such, cause less side effects of irritability and restlessness in children.
However, the drug has a major drawback- an almost unbearable taste.
The great disadvantage of this syrup is the almost unbearable taste. This is why despite its advantage (less crossing the blood-brain barrier and side effects in the child) this drug is not widely used in children.
Another word from the doctor:
Usually treatment with steroids will not be given for prolonged periods exceeding a few days.