UK: Health experts criticise NHS advice to take ibuprofen for Coronavirus

17 Mars, 2020, 10:06 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • Coronavirus

The company's statement comes in response to a warning https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-drug/france-warns-against-use-of-anti-inflammatory-drugs-to-tackle-coronavirus-idUSKBN2110Q8 by France's health minister on Saturday that people should not use anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen if they have coronavirus-like symptoms as they could worsen their condition.

As per the global media reports, NHS guidance directs that people managing COVID-19 symptoms at home should take paracetamol or ibuprofen. This was reported in his Twitter Minister of health of France, Olivier Veran. "If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, or if you have doubts, consult a doctor", - Veran said.

Nurofen, one of Reckitt's more popular drugs, contains 200 mg of Ibuprofen as its active ingredient in each tablet and is indicated for "effective pain and inflammation relief and reducing fever", according to the company's website.

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Public Health England reportedly said there was now insufficient information on the use of ibuprofen. It further added that now there is no published scientific evidence that ibuprofen increases the risk of catching COVID-19 or makes the illness worse.

The French health ministry announced on Friday evening that the number of coronavirus case in the country had increased by 800 in 24 hours.

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