Drugs & Asthma

Some types of medication can be a trigger for just under a third of people with asthma.


Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause severe exacerbations in up to 28% of adults with asthma and should be avoided in patients with a history of reacting to these agents.

It is essential that patients with asthma receive close medical supervision when using Beta-blocker drugs to treat blood pressure and heart diseaseĀ  orally or when administered topically for glaucoma.