Although prednisone has been common in treating DMD,It may not answer the needs of today's child5,6

Boys with DMD may have unique functional and emotional needs; these considerations should be noted when choosing a treatment option.7

Functional & emotional well-being

Behavioral changes can be devastating5,7

Boys, adolescents, and parents may notice changes5,7:

  • Increased irritability and aggression are common with corticosteroid treatment and can be devastating for both patients and caregivers at a time when the here and now is everything.5,7

  • This, along with weight gain, can significantly impact patients’ functional and emotional well-being.7-9

Effects on weight & behavior
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