Past few days in social media people are reporting ibuprofen to ease COVID-19 symptoms could actually worsen the progress of the illness .
But theEuropean Medicines Agency issued a statement Wednesday saying that while it is monitoring the situation, there’s “currently no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID‑19.”
Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of infectious diseases and global health at Emory University’s Department of Medicine, agrees. “I think the minister of health of France is wrong [in] prohibiting the use of ibuprofen based on limited data,” he says.
“Based on currently available information, WHO does not recommend against the use of of ibuprofen,” the WHO stated on its official Twitter account, adding, “‘We are also consulting with physicians treating COVID-19 patients and are not aware of reports of any negative effects of ibuprofen, beyond the usual known side effects that limit its use in certain populations.”