(HealthDay News) – People with asthma should be aware that some medications may actually worsen symptoms.
Here’s a partial list, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:
Aspirin, ibuprofen and other over-the-counter pain relievers. Acetaminophen is usually well-tolerated by asthmatics.
Blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors and beta blockers.
Contrast dyes used to enhance X-rays and other imaging devices.If you notice shortness of breath or similar asthma symptoms after taking any medication, speak to your doctor. You may be allergic to that medication.