Experts warn: Avoid this medication

If you skranter, it can be nice to dampen the symptoms with painkillers. Now it sounds, however, from both the world health organisation, WHO, and national He

Experts warn: Avoid this medication

If you skranter, it can be nice to dampen the symptoms with painkillers. Now it sounds, however, from both the world health organisation, WHO, and national He

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 mart 2020 Wednesday 07:00
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Experts warn: Avoid this medication

If you skranter, it can be nice to dampen the symptoms with painkillers.

Now it sounds, however, from both the world health organisation, WHO, and national Health, that you should avoid ibuprofen, for example if you are infected with coronavirus.

'Against the most weak pain, incl. symptoms of viral infection in the respiratory tract, it is recommended to use paracetamol (e.g. Panodil, red.) rather than pain medicines such as NSAIDS (e.g. ibuprofen which is sold under the trade names such as Ipren and Ibuprofen)', writes the Danish Health and medicines authority in a pressemedelelse.

on Tuesday recommended the WHO also, to people who are infected with the covid-19, should avoid Ibuprofen as it can worsen the virus effect.

- We recommend that you instead use paracetamol, and that you don't use ibuprofen as a pain reliever. It is important, says the WHO spokesman, Christian Lindmeier, according to AFP.

His comment came on the basis of a study published in the scientific journal The Lancet, which initially demonstrated a correlation between a worsening of covid-19 infections and the use of ibuprofen.

It is because the medicine is anti-inflammatory, writes AFP.

Updated: 18.03.2020 07:00
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