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My asthma worsens whenever I take pain medication. Why?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nsaids?

Some asthmatics have Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivities; you may be one of these unfortunates.
See your pulmonologist or allergist for assessment - you may be started on high dose Aspirin or placed on strict avoidance regimens depending on your risk profile. In the meanwhile, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or similar drugs.

In brief: Nsaids?

Some asthmatics have Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivities; you may be one of these unfortunates.
See your pulmonologist or allergist for assessment - you may be started on high dose Aspirin or placed on strict avoidance regimens depending on your risk profile. In the meanwhile, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or similar drugs.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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4 doctors agree

In brief: NSAIDs such as...

...Ibuprofen or naproxen, interfere with an anti-inflammatory mechanism in the lungs.
Try acetaminophen, it is less likely to have that effect.

In brief: NSAIDs such as...

...Ibuprofen or naproxen, interfere with an anti-inflammatory mechanism in the lungs.
Try acetaminophen, it is less likely to have that effect.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very common

Are you talking about drugs like ibuprofen or aleve or aspirin? These drugs interfere with the production of stabilizing bronchodilators called prostagladins which keep your airways relaxed and open.
Presence of these drugs can diminish PG-E2 and increase certain spastic substances called leukotrienes. Medications like Singulair (montelukast) may be more effective in people who have asprin sensitive asthma

In brief: Very common

Are you talking about drugs like ibuprofen or aleve or aspirin? These drugs interfere with the production of stabilizing bronchodilators called prostagladins which keep your airways relaxed and open.
Presence of these drugs can diminish PG-E2 and increase certain spastic substances called leukotrienes. Medications like Singulair (montelukast) may be more effective in people who have asprin sensitive asthma
Dr. Robert Nelson
Dr. Robert Nelson
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