Health: Avoid getting an aspirin if you’re allergic to aspirin, a new study suggests.
If you take aspirin before you get a prescription from a doctor, you’re increasing your risk of getting an allergic reaction to the drug, according to a new article.
If you’re using an aspirin prescription before taking your daily dose, you should take it only as directed, says the article, published by the British Medical Journal.
You can find the full study at BMJ.com.
The article looked at the effect of aspirin on reactions among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, asthma-like symptoms and non-specific allergies.
It found that people who were taking aspirin before taking their daily dose were at increased risk of developing asthma-type symptoms and developing non-specified allergies to the medication.
It’s unclear what other factors could have made people more likely to develop asthma-related reactions to aspirin.