World Health Org says to not use Ibuprofen with Coronavirus symptoms

The World Health Organization has advised people with COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen. This comes after French officials warned that the drug could worsen effects of the virus.

“We recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That’s important,” WHO Spokesman Christian Lindmeier said.

Concerns were raised by the French over use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen to treat symptoms.

Ibuprofen is sold under a number of brand names, including Nurofen and Advil.

“In the meantime, we recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That’s important,” Lindmeier added.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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