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Covid-19: leave your Ibuprofen in the medicine cabinet, France warns

Anti-inflammatory pills like Ibuprofen may make the coronavirus worse, according to French authorities.

It seems that old herbal remedies may turn out to be a much better choice after this revelation:

The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, who is 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.”

Health officials point out that anti-inflammatory drugs are known to be a risk for those with infectious illnesses because they tend to diminish the response of the body’s immune system.

The health ministry added that patients should choose paracetamol … because “it will reduce the fever without counterattacking the inflammation”.

Source: Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises | World news | The Guardian

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