Recently, the University of Vienna has the messenger service WhatsApp circulating message that Ibuprofen could lead to a worsening of the condition in the case of Corona infection, as a “Fake News” has denied. Now, the WHO and the Swiss health authority, to warn officially before the use of the drug.
Also, if there is no clear evidence that drugs such as Ibuprofen, actually worsen the disease course, as you have observed in individual cases they could lead to a more severe course of the disease. The the Board of health, Switzerland (BAG) declared currently on your website.
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Until the connection is proved (or disproved) is, advises you to take a “cautious attitude” towards drugs that contain Ibuprofen. Instead, the Swiss recommended to resort to Paracetamol to. Who is a long-term therapy with Ibuprofen by should this now but does not cancel, but check with his doctor to keep.
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WHO advises to take Paracetamol instead of Ibuprofen
This is the opinion of the world health organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday morning that they, Too, discourages people in the case of suspected infection with the new Coronavirus of them, without medical advice to take the drug Ibuprofen.
While there are no new studies showing that Ibuprofen was associated with a higher mortality, said WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Tuesday in Geneva. But the experts examined the situation at the time. “We advise to take, in case of suspicion, Paracetamol and not Ibuprofen,” said Lindmeier. This refers only to the taking without medical advice, he said.
French rates of Aspirin and Diclofenac
Similar to see it, apparently the French: On Saturday published, France’s health Minister Olivier Verán, himself a doctor of medicine, a post on Twitter. In it, he points out that anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and cortisone can be a factor for the exacerbation of the infection. How he obtains this Information, however, remains open.
The national health Director Jérôme Salomon said the same and advised of the taking of so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). To this drug group include, in addition to Ibuprofen , also acetylsalicylic acid (ASS, Aspirin) and Diclofenac. He refers to his details on a study in the prestigious science journal "The Lancet" appeared.
German virologist connection does not hold for unlikely
Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for tropical medicine (medical establishment has treated you) can imagine that, in particular ACE, but also Ibuprofen, could not be more in the case of the lung disease Covid-19 helpful. “Ibuprofen inhibits the clotting of blood, that would be a possible note,” explains the virologist. This increases the risk for internal bleeding. “In the case of Paracetamol, this is not the case.”
Nevertheless it has to be a connection between taking NSAIDs and severe cases in Covid-19 according to his Knowledge so far, not backed up, said Schmidt-Chanasit. “We know little about the pathogenesis of the Virus Sars-CoV-2. There are to date no clinical data.“
In France, Ibuprofen is not since the beginning of the year free in pharmacies for sale. Who wants to buy it, nevertheless, must be informed by the pharmacist first about the risks. Count is also a potentially decreased immune response after ingestion.
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University hospital of Vienna, and chief virologist, Drosten don’t believe in context
The news from France and Switzerland stand in contrast to a message of the University of Vienna. The responded to a social media networks-spreading the message, according to Ibuprofen, the susceptibility to Coronavirus to increase infection. This would have found out by researchers at the University hospital of Vienna, it was said in it.
The University distanced itself from this message and described it on Twitter as a wrong message. Again this statement is repeated by the way, referring to the “new insights” from France: “it’s not True anyway,” she wrote on Sunday.
Germany’s chief virologist Christian Drosten has spoken in the meantime to a possible connection between Ibuprofen and a worsening of the condition of Covid-19-patients. He holds it like the medical doctors from Vienna for not given.
“This Virus is new, but the other corona viruses, and other common cold viruses, you know. And also, since there is no evidence that Ibuprofen intake would worsen anything,“ he said about the NDR Podcast for Coronavirus on Monday.
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