Should COVID-19 Patients Avoid Taking Ibuprofen?

When running a fever, many will grab a bottle of Ibuprofen to reduce their temperature. But should someone suffering from coronavirus do the same? Recently the French government and Health Minister Olivier Véran released a statement that patients with COVID-19 should not take the popular anti-inflammatory, known as Advil, saying that it could aggravate the infection. A UK doctor at the National Health Service also agreed. Instead, they recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol). However, internet fact-checking site Snopes, notes that the medical community is mixed on this message and the science isn’t settled. But even though, those quoted say acetaminophen is preferred.

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