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“There seems to be a link between severe cases of Covid19 affecting young people with no underlying illnesses and taking anti inflammatories.”
There is no proven link.
The NHS currently says: “There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse.”
A WhatsApp message claims to have been sent from someone working in the NHS stating that there is a link between severe cases of COVID-19 and taking anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen, especially in young people with no underlying health conditions.
The NHS currently says: “There have been some news reports of anti-inflammatory painkillers, such as ibuprofen, making coronavirus worse. The Commission on Human Medicines has now confirmed there is no clear evidence that using ibuprofen to treat symptoms such as a high temperature makes coronavirus worse. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to treat symptoms of coronavirus. Try paracetamol first if you can, as it has fewer side effects than ibuprofen and is the safer choice for most people. Always follow the instructions that come with your medicine.”
Indeed, the UK Government’s ‘Commission on Human Medicines’ concluded in April 2020 that “there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen and susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 or the worsening of its symptoms.”
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GOV.UK: Commission on Human Medicines advice on ibuprofen and coronavirus (COVID-19)