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Four people got sick with COVID-19 got worse after taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that there is no scientific evidence of ibuprofen worsening the condition of COVID-19 patients.

The Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland had tweeted concerning the rumour on the anti-inflammatory drug that there was a fake WhatsApp message being circulated, and it asked to ignore and delete the message.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement on 19 March 2020 stating that there was no scientific evidence connecting the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen with worsening COVID-19 symptoms.

The article by the American College of Chest Physicians had also said that the evidence behind four COVID-19 patients controversies was refuted in a large randomized controlled trial.

The World Health Organisation had tweeted an infographic stating that it does not recommend against the use of ibuprofen.

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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