My son was using ventolin when he was 8-10 yrs old,he's now 14 and he look like 11-12,he's short for his age!
I can't find anything that even says anything near that. Having asthma itself could effect his growth. Children with chronic illnesses don't seem to grow as much. Or, he could just be one of those kids who doesn't grow until he's older, then spurts up. When I graduated from high school, a boy in my class was shorter then I am, I'm 5ft. I saw him 3 yrs later he was 5ft 10.
Hi, i came across a website that lists the following conclusions...
There have been many studies that show systemic corticosteroids can cause growth suppression. There have also been studies that show asthma in itself -- especially if not well controlled -- can cause growth suppression.
However, it also should be noted that studies also prove most doses of inhaled corticosteroids do not cause the same side effects as oral or injected corticosteroids, and therefore should not effect your height.
Hope this answers your question sufficiently : )
- Ventolin Information for Consumers
- Ventolin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ventolin (detailed)
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