13 April 2020
Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Like Ibuprofen Make COVID-19 Worse?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a video on Twitter to answer a common question people are asking in light of the coronavirus pandemic: Can anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse?
"At the present time, there's no compelling evidence that ibuprofen and other drugs like it can make you sicker if you have COVID-19," John Brooks, CDC's Chief Medical Officer, answered in the video posted on the agency's Twitter.
Watch the full video:
Ask CDC: Will taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen worsen symptoms of COVID-19?
Dr. John Brooks, CDC's Chief Medical Officer for the COVID-19 emergency response, explains what is known about anti-inflammatory drugs and coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/rADViSTwmL
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 10, 2020