Question:What medications might trigger an asthma attack?
Answer: The most commonly recognized is aspirin. And a relatively small percentage, maybe 5-10 percent of people with asthma, have an allergic reaction to aspirin. And this can cause the symptoms of asthma.
Other medications that one needs to watch out for are beta blockers. And these are very helpful medicines for the heart, but can in larger doses cause a narrowing of the airway and trigger an asthma attack.