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Avoid taking Ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms


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Avoid taking Ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms

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The World Health Organisation, on Tuesday, March 17, recommended that people suffering with COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Acting Chief Medical Officer, DR Anton Best, speaking at a press conference at Ilaro Court on March 18, noted that the Ministry was alerted to the fact that in some places where NSAIDs were used, patients worsened.

“Right now, the recommendation is to focus on the use of paracetamol for pain and for fever reduction, as opposed to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, Voltaren, Cataflam and other drugs in that category [such as] aspirin,” he said.

According to the Barbados Drug Service, over-the-counter Ibuprofen products are:

 

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