One pharmacist introduced me Methyprednisolone which is regarded as less effect on weight gain, and on stomach in comparison with Prednisolone. But my son's doctor recommended not since all data mentioned Prenisone/Prednisolone/Deflazacort as steroid only.
Anybody can give me more advise.
I let my son use Methylprednisolone for a few days and found that he has no more stomachache in the morning as when he tooks Prenisolone.
Did your doctor prescribe anything to protect your son's stomach while he is taking steriods everyday? My son takes Prednisolone everyday and ranitidine, which is a proton pump inhibitor that is supposed to protect his stomach while taking the steriods. He does not have a stomachache and even while on the prednisolone he eats about like he normally did before and has not gained weight, but he is young still and really active.
Much thanks. I will ask doctor about ranitidine. It's good that your son has not gained weight. My son has not gained much weight but his face starts a little rounder.