No scientific evidence that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms

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Date Published: March 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020, the Government of Canada put out an Information Update to the general public and healthcare professionals stating that there is no scientific evidence that establishes a link between ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and the worsening of COVID-19 symptoms. The government stated that any Canadians who are currently using NSAIDS to treat chronic diseases should not stop their treatment; instead, they should speak to a healthcare professional regarding any questions. However, they also confirmed that they are monitoring the situation closely and are reviewing new information and reports as they become available.

Read the full announcement here: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72633a-eng.php

Summary by: Mark Youssef