Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises - (The Guardian via NewsPoints Desk)

  • French authorities have warned that widely used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs may worsen the coronavirus, reported The Guardian.

  • Olivier Véran, the country’s health minister, said "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."

  • The health ministry added that patients should choose paracetamol, which is known in the US by the generic name acetaminophen and commonly by the brand name Tylenol, because "it will reduce the fever without counterattacking the inflammation."

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