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Some Warn Against Anti-Inflammatory Drugs to Treat Coronavirus, Recommend Tylenol

French authorities have warned that Advil and Motrin may worsen the coronavirus, recommending that patients choose Tylenol to fight a fever. Full Story

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March 16, 2020 1:12 pm

The CDC disputes these claims from the French government

Explanation
March 16, 2020 3:05 pm

Prof Ian Jones, Virologist at the University of Reading, said: “The advice relates to Ibuprofen’s anti-inflammatory properties, that is, it dampens down the immune system, which may slow the recovery process. In addition, it is likely, based on the substantial literature around SARS I and the similarities this new virus (SARS-CoV-2) has to SARS I, that the virus reduces a key enzyme which part-regulates the water and salt concentration in the blood and could be part of the pneumonia seen in extreme cases. Ibuprofen aggravates this while paracetamol does not. It is recommended that people use paracetamol to reduce temperature… Read more »

Garbage
March 16, 2020 5:30 pm

This “warning” is complete garbage and does NOT come from the French government. Reports in major news sources that it does are fake news.

Not so sure
Reply to  Garbage
March 16, 2020 10:56 pm

It does seem to make sense because the inflammatory response is necessary for healing of wounds, for example, or maybe in this case the scarring of lungs c”v. That’s why it is recommended Not to take anti inflammatory or even Arnica cream directly after an injury but to wait a day or so.

Yosef
March 16, 2020 10:24 pm

I had fever 100.5 and after advil it went up to 102, then after tylonel it went down to 99.

TAKE TYLONEL ONLY!!!!!!

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