Take a look at defazacort instead of prednisone. Ask your doctor about it. Both are steroids but Deflazacort is better with weight gain.
They both are steroids. No difference as far as the benefits go. defazacort for some reason has lesser weight gain. If you search, you will read a lot about deflazacort. I recommend asking your sons doctor. There are some parents who do switch from predinosone to deflazacort mainly due to weight gain. All other aspects are same between the 2 drugs. My son is 7.4yrs and started deflazacort about 3 months back.
When we were starting him on steroid, my sons doc gave a presciption for prednesone for 1 month and deflazacort for 1 year, so that we can get started immediately on predenisone and switch to deflazacort the moment we receive the order. In US, Deflazacort is not approved by FDA, and we order from online UK store.
how effective with respect to movement and strength. whether we can switch from one to other ? no effects physiologically?