Sept 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Renter
You don’t have to look long to find a commercial, whether online or on television, that extols the virtues of the latest and greatest prescription drug, right before they announce the laundry list of negative, and even sometimes possibly fatal, side effects. One common asthma drug for children has joined the trend, adding permanently stunted growth to their own list.
Permanently Smaller – “Thank You Asthma Drugs.”
Budesonide, marketed under brand names like Rhoinocort and Pulmicort, has been found to stunt growth permanently when used by children. It’s an inhaler, and according to many online sources, stunted growth aren’t the only side effects.