Table 5.

Reported Side Effects of Asthma Medications in Children (n = 23)

Side EffectNumber (%)
Drowsy or groggy6 (26.1%)
Nervous or jittery6 (26.1%)
Bad taste4 (17.4%)
Weakness3 (13%)
Increased appetite3 (13%)
Nausea3 (13%)
Weight gain2 (8.7%)
Swelling1 (4.3%)
Calcium deposits1 (4.3%)
Dizzy or lightheaded1 (4.3%)
Headache1 (4.3%)
Irritable1 (4.3%)
None3 (13%)
  • Percentages calculated on the number of asthmatics for whom information was available.