New Statement WHO advises the Corona is suspected of Ibuprofen

The world health organization (WHO) advises people with 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 higher mortality, said WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier in Geneva.

But the experts examined the situation at the time. "We recommend that, in case of suspicion, Paracetamol and not Ibuprofen einzunehmen", Lindmeier said. This refers only to the taking without medical advice, he said.

Ibuprofen in France is no longer freely accessible

The French Minister of health had previously aroused with a Tweet in which he warned of anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen, stir.

The national health Director Jérôme Salomon had expressed similar views, and of the taking of so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) is discouraged.

To include this active substance group also acetylsalicylic acid (Asa in addition to Ibuprofen; Aspirin) and Diclofenac.

There is a contribution in the journal 'Lancet', a possible adverse effect of Ibuprofen is mentioned. The case number of the study, however, is extremely low.

In France, Ibuprofen is for 15. January is no longer free in the front of the pharmacy, but only behind the counter. The pharmacist sell it to a large extent without a prescription. However, this should not be the appropriate advice to ensure.

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Paracetamol is the better choice

The virologist Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for tropical medicine (medical establishment has treated you) is not closed on the weekend, 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 Hinweis", the virologist explains. Thus, the risk for internal bleeding increases.

"In the case of Paracetamol, this is not the case."

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  • The Lancet (2020): Are patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus at increased risk for COVID-19 infection?, archived from the original on 17.03.2020:

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