Latest advice, don’t use ibuprofen for cononovirus symptoms

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms should avoid taking ibuprofen.  This comes after the Health Minister Oliver Veran stated that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said that experts were “looking into this to give further guidance…In the meantime, we recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That’s important,” he said.

He added that if ibuprofen had been “prescribed by healthcare professionals, then, of course, that’s up to them.”