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Will ibuprofen make coronavirus worse?

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Because ibuprofen may increase a certain type of receptor on human cells that could theoretically strengthen the ability of coronavirus to cause infection, or worsening symptoms, the World Health Organization initially recommended against its use. However, because there is no evidence that ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory painkillers and fever reducers, like aspirin, make coronavirus worse, WHO changed their recommendation. They no longer recommend against ibuprofen’s use for coronavirus. 

Ask your doctor if ibuprofen or acetaminophen is a better choice for you.

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on May 28, 2020
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on May 28, 2020

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