That was why I asked if it was Prednisone because 60 mg. is a pretty strong dose for a 10 year old, in my opinion. Mind you, I am not a medical professional, just an asthmatic volunteer. I would question his doctor about the dosage. Only taking Prednisone three or four times a year is not too bad, but I hate to see him having to take such a high dose. I don't quite understand that. Please let us know what you find out.
Is he a rather large 10 year old by any chance?
After taking Prednisone on and off for about six years, my 5'3" frame now carries 185 lbs. and my doctor only starts me off at 40 mg. of Prednisone when I have flare ups, if that tells you anything. I would definitely talk to his doctor.