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It’s safe to take naproxen for pain or fever from COVID-19. Due to initial concern that anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen may worsen coronavirus symptoms, the World Health Organization initially recommended against their use. However, they reversed that recommendation several days later and no longer recommend against these anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on March 25, 2020

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