Last reply 4 months ago
Ibuprofen May Aggravate Covid-19

The sensible thing at the moment would be to avoid ibuprofen in cases of people who have coronavirus amid some uncertainty about its impact, MPs have been told by the UK’s Chief Scientific Advisor.

Take something else such as paracetamol, added Sir Patrick Vallance.

His comments, in answer to a question at a parliamentary committee, come after experts criticised Britain’s NHS advice that people self-isolating with Covid-19 should take ibuprofen, saying there is plausible evidence this could aggravate the condition.

French authorities have warned against taking widely used over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs. The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, a qualified doctor and neurologist, tweeted on Saturday: “The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, ask your doctor’s advice.”

Vallance’s testimony has now ended.

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4 months ago

can confirm this. My girlfriend is a neuroscientist and agrees with the rumours going around that isn’t wise to take anti-inflammatory painkillers such ibuprofen, they are immunosupressive, the same way as DMTs
Paracetamol to is the way to go 🙂

4 months ago

How else do you drop a fever of the paracetomal doesn’t work?

4 months ago

If 😂😂😂

4 months ago

Paracetamol is a very effective drug at reducing fever. If that isn’t working then I’d suggest that it is 111 and possibly Hospital time.

Me, I’d do my utmost to stay out of hospitals at the moment. They are not going to be very happy places in a matter of days.

Wash Your Hands. Stay safe, stay well.

This too will pass.

4 months ago

Good luck getting any paracetomols..the shops have been cleared days ago of them!

4 months ago

And, they will come back. The supply-chain is adapting quite quickly. They are easy to manufacture, plenty of Product License holders and plenty of manufacturing capacity.

As ever, it is the panic buying idiots. Same ones that bought stupid quantities of loo-roll.

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