Coronavirus: "No to ibuprofen if infection is suspected", the WHO advice


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    Better not to take ibuprofen if Covid-19 infection is suspected and without having heard a doctor's opinion. Now it is no longer just the French health minister who says this, but it is directly the WHO and in particular the spokesman Christian Lindmeier during the press conference of this, Tuesday 17 March, in Geneva.

    No, therefore to Nurofen and other drugs containing ibuprofen without consulting a doctor. Lindmeier said that although there are currently no recent studies linking the well-known anti-inflammatory drug with an increase in new coronavirus death rates, experts are investigating the correlation and, in the meantime:

    "We recommend paracetamol, not ibuprofen for self-medication," said the spokesperson, specifying that the recommendation only concerns taking without medical advice.

    The comments of the World Health Organization follow the "warning" by the main French health officials and the French minister of health himself about the so-called NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that include products such as ibuprofen, aspirin and diclofenac - against Covid-19.

    A recent article in the medical journal The Lancet had already advanced the hypothesis that some drugs, including ibuprofen, could have posed a risk to Covid-19 patients who also suffer from hypertension and diabetes.

    The issue, however, came back to the fore over the weekend after the tweet of the French Minister of Health in which he advised against the use of non-stereodic inflammatory drugs. National health director Jérôme Salomon also made a similar statement.

    Sources: / Adnkronos /

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