Should COVID-19 Patients Avoid Taking Ibuprofen?
March 17, 2020 10:21AM EDT
When running a fever, many will grab a bottle of Ibuprofen to reduce their temperature. But should someone suffering from coronavirus do the same?
Recently the French government and Health Minister Olivier Véran released a statement that patients with COVID-19 should not take the popular anti-inflammatory, known as Advil, saying that it could aggravate the infection.
A UK doctor at the National Health Service also agreed. Instead, they recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol).
However, internet fact-checking site Snopes, notes that the medical community is mixed on this message and the science isn’t settled. But even though, those quoted say acetaminophen is preferred.
What’s your course of action for getting over a cold?