Ibuprofen Should Be Avoided in Case of Coronavirus, Says Medical Authority

According to the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), ibuprofen should be avoided as it increases the levels of a receptor that eases the entrance of the virus into the cells.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A statement by France's Health Minister based on a study published this week in the scientific journal Lancet raised a warning that the use of anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen could exacerbate coronavirus infection.

The alert spread on social media yesterday, causing doubts. Brazilian experts say that although there is no robust scientific evidence of this association, it is best to avoid using the drug in Covid-19 . . .

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