My daughter is 2.5 years old and has asthma. She was hospitalized back earlier in the year and that's when we learned she had asthma. So far it seems to be seasonal and flairs up when the weather changes drastically from warm to cold. She uses a nebulizer during flairs and up until recently was using Albuterol. It was making her very hyper though so I asked her doctor if she could switch to something else. They put her on Xponex which seems so much better and doesn't have the terrible side effects that made her loopy and hyper.
Since she has now had three flair ups in the past two months, her doctor has recommended she be on a maintenance drug. She prescribed her Singulair, but I haven't given it to her yet because I started googling it and am scared of the possible side effects. She's only 2 and I definitely don't want her having strange hallucinations, depression, or thoughts of suicide. I want to ask her doctor for another alternative with less side effects. For those of you with young children who have asthma, can you recommend another maintenance drug instead that has worked for your kids?