Does anyone know of any long term affects of using inhaled steroids? I have heard they slow growth, and looking at my 6 year old who is about 1/2 to 1 in. shorter and about 5 lbs. lighter than my just turned 5 year old I'm beginning to wonder. My daughter has been taking asthma medication for about 4 years. She has been taking Pulmicort for about a year now. She also takes Singulair, (about 4 years now) and Zyrtec for allergies. If you have any info. I would appreciate it.