WHO: Don’t take ibuprofen for those who suppose you’ve got coronavirus

People, who suspect they’ve caught the novel coronavirus, mustn’t take the favored drug ibuprofen with out consulting a physician, the World Health Organisation (WHO) mentioned.

WHO gave the warning, on Tuesday, pointing to the continued analysis into doable unfavorable results.

WHO’s spokesman, Christian Lindmeier, advised a Geneva information convention that there aren’t any latest research that hyperlink the anti-inflammatory drug with elevated mortality charges, however he added that consultants are at present investigating the matter.

“We suggest paracetamol, not ibuprofen in self-medication,’’ Lindmeier mentioned.

The UN company’s feedback got here after main French well being officers warned towards utilizing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDs) towards the coronavirus illness.

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This group of prescription drugs consists of ibuprofen, aspirin and different medicine.

A latest article within the medical journal “The Lancet” put ahead the speculation that some medicine together with ibuprofen would possibly pose a threat for COVID-19 sufferers, who additionally undergo from hypertension or diabetes.

Lindmeier additionally reported that two WHO employees members have been contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 respiratory illness.

Several hundred WHO staffers began working remotely from dwelling on Tuesday.

The UN well being company not invitations journalists to its premises to replace them on the coronavirus pandemic, however broadcasts its briefings on social media.

(dpa/NAN)

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