According to an article appearing in the Annals of Allergy (June 1992;68:453-462), between 8% and 10% of all asthma attacks may be due to medication. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS–common painkillers) are responsible for more than 2/3 of drug-induced asthma attacks. Other drugs that can trigger attacks include beta-blockers, cholinergic agonists, antibiotics, muscle relaxers and cholinomimetic alkaloids.