Medication for my childs asthma

12) Medicines to take care with

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Speak to your GP or pharmacist if you are concerned about any medication that might affect your child’s asthma.
Anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen (Neurofen) can make asthma symptoms worse in a small number of people. These are common drugs contained in preparations for coughs and colds and pain. They can be bought over the counter from a pharmacy.

Always check the ingredients of any painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs or ask the pharmacist for advice.


ASPRIN SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN unless prescribed by a hospital consultant.