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Ibuprofen can worsen COVID-19 symptoms.

There is no proven evidence to confirm that ibuprofen could make COVID-19 symptoms worse.

There is no proven evidence to confirm that ibuprofen could make COVID-19 symptoms worse.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence of severe negative effects or acute health problems occurred in COVID-19 patients due to the usage of NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, aspirin, diclofenac, and naproxen).

WHO tweeted that it is aware of concerns on the use of ibuprofen in COVID-19 patients, but WHO wouldn't recommend the non-use of ibuprofen based on currently available information.

European Medicines Agency (EMA) states that there is no scientific evidence to link between ibuprofen and increasing of coronavirus symptoms as of 7 May 2020. It added that patients and healthcare professionals should consider all available treatment options, including paracetamol and NSAIDs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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