Certain asthma medication, especially the “quick-acting” relievers, may affect women’s ability to conceive, warns a new study.
The study of more than 5,600 women showed that asthma patients who only use these short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women.
But those who use long-acting asthma preventers conceive as quickly as other women, said the study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
While the short-acting asthma relievers provide quick relief of symptoms, long-acting asthma preventers are used to control the condition instead of getting quick relief.
“This study shows that women using short-acting asthma relievers take longer to get pregnant,” said lead researcher Luke Grzeskowiak from the University of Adelaide in Australia.
“On the other hand, continued use of long-acting asthma preventers to control asthma seems to protect fertility and red ..