The World Health Organization (WHO) said today, Tuesday, that people suspected of being infected with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) should not take the popular ibuprofen drug without consulting a doctor, noting the ongoing research into possible negative effects..
There are no recent studies linking anti-inflammatory medication to increased mortality rates, but he added that experts are currently looking into the matter.
“We recommend paracetamol and not ibuprofen in self-treatment,” said Lindemeyer.
The comments of the United Nations agency came after prominent French health officials warned against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for people suffering from coronavirus..
This group of medicines includes ibuprofen, aspirin and other medicines.