Anti-Inflammatory Medication (eg ibuprofen) and Coronavirus

We are sharing the latest NHS advice regarding the use of non steroid anti inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, by patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus. 

The current advice, published by NHS England on 17th March 2020, is that patients who have confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) or who believe they have coronavirus should use paracetamol in preference to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. 
However, those patients currently on NSAIDs for other medical reasons (e.g. arthritis) should not stop them.

This position will be kept under constant review and we will update our website if this information changes. 

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Published: Mar 18, 2020