Coronavirus: taking anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen infection

French Minister of Health Olivier Véran advised against taking anti-inflammatory drugs in the event of a coronavirus infection.

Coronavirus: taking anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen infection
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This Saturday, March 14, at exactly 11:38 am, Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, shared a tweet that was retweeted over 15,000 times within just two hours. In it, he writes that taking anti-inflammatory drugs "could contribute to worsening infection" with the coronavirus.

His advice? To avoid anti-inflammatory drugs if you're infected (or think you are) and use paracetamol instead, if you have a fever. Here's what he said exactly:

'Taking anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, cortisone,...) could make the infection worse. If you have a fever, take paracetamol. If you're already on anti-inflammatory drugs or have any questions, consult with your doctor.'

According to the latest stats, more than 4,000 people in France were infected with COVID-19, and 264 have died. We just found out that the first case of coronavirus was detected at the Senate. Senator Guylène Pantel, 56, is infected with the virus. Worldwide, more than 5,400 people are believed to have died from the coronavirus.