5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
Many people take oral or inhaled steroid medicines for conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). These medicines include beclomethasone , flunisolide , and prednisone . The oral kind and the high-dose inhaled kind can cause bone loss over time. If you are on these types of medicines for 6 months or longer, you are at increased risk for osteoporosis . This puts you at high risk for broken bones. If you do break a bone, healing can take a long time because osteoporosis reduces your bones' ability to rebuild.