Posted by: K | 2010/06/02


Asthma Meds

Hi Doc
My son is now 2 years and is asthmatic. His asthma seems to be improving. I have been thinking of reducing his medication.
He is on
2 pumps of seritide twice a day
2 pumps of ventolin as needed
2 squirts of Nasonex twice a day
1 sachet of Singulair
1 teaspoon of zyrtrec

I would like to reduce his medication intake. What would you suggest that I can reduce or start leaving out?
If i see that that are reactions if I have removed something then I will put him back on it. He has had Asthma since he was 8 months old

Expert's Reply



You can certainly stop the Zyrtec syrup and the Nasonex can be reduced to when needed only. Continue on the Singulair and reduce the Seretide to one puff at night only. You should see your doctor soon so as a decision can be made about further reducing this treatment.

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Posted by: Hi | 2010/06/02

I took my daugter off everything except the seretide pump and she is doing well...

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