oral dexamethasone instead of prednisone for acute pediatric asthma

Some physicians are now trying oral dexamethasone instead of prednisone for acute pediatric asthma.

Most kids hate taking prednisone or prednisolone...these drugs taste terrible and often cause vomiting.

Now there's evidence that dexamethasone works as well as prednisone for acute asthma...and it's better tolerated.

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