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There has been some reports in the international media (and some hoax messages on social media circulating in Ireland) suggesting that anti-inflammatory medications may increase the risk of severe Corona virus infection.

My advice to patients of mine is that there is no reason to stop anti-inflammatory medications at this time unless you have had side effects, or have been told stop them for any reason by your own GP or other doctor.

Additionally, the Chief Medical Office of the HSE Dr. Colm Henry advises:

“Only take one anti-inflammatory medication at a time.  It is okay to take paracetamol and an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen at the same time. There is no evidence to stop any medication at this time.”

 

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