My grandson is 3 years old and has been taking budesonide for over a year. I noticed stuttering about six months after he starting taking med. I have taken him to (1) pediatritian, (2) asthma specialist, and speech therapist, and they have all dismissed my concern. He was given med by the pediatritian after a hospital stay for asthma episode. When six months, I took him to the asthma special who said only give twice a day for 3 days when needed. He had been off the med and speaking very fluently since the middle of June. He was given the 3 day regiment last week, and now he is stuttering again. So much so that he can barely get a sentence out.
14 Jul 2010
Hi, this medication can affect the ENT (ear/nose/throat) negatively, which could explain the speech impediment? Have you asked your son if he has a sore throat or sores in his mouth, or does he have ear ache?
This medication does have to be used very carefully in young children and the dose should be exactly right for their needs, which i'm sure your Dr knows! It is a very effective treatment though. It must be extremely frustrating that no-one is listening to you! Can you get a second opinion from another GP? Good luck
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