Children and adults diagnosed with asthma must be particularly wary of taking common drugs (e.g. aspirin, cough medicine and Tagamet®) in combination with their asthma drugs. The treatment of common ailments such as measles, chicken pox and even ordinary respiratory infections can sometimes lead to complications in the asthmatic. Caution is particularly appropriate when interaction between common drugs and prescribed corticosteroids (asthma drugs that simulate natural steroid hormones) might occur.
Check all labels and inserts for warnings. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what asthma medications you’re using.
Read more about Asthma Medications and Treatment.