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Ibuprofen and Coronavirus

Will taking ibuprofen/Advil mask the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Ibuprofen, as well some other OTC analgesics may reduce fever due to their anti-pyretic properties. We advise that people should speak directly with their doctor or healthcare provider if they have questions about their individual treatment needs.

Will taking ibuprofen/Advil worsen the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There is no conclusive evidence to support the statement that ibuprofen or other NSAIDs may cause aggravated COVID-19 infection. We advise that people should speak directly with their doctor or healthcare provider if they have questions about their individual treatment needs.

Should I stop taking ibuprofen/Advil?

People should speak with their healthcare providers if they have any questions about the best treatment for their unique individual needs when seeking to prevent or manage symptoms or conditions.

Consumer safety is our number one priority. Ibuprofen is a well-established medicine that has been used safely for many years as a fever and pain reducer. Our ibuprofen products are effectively used by millions of consumers across 40 markets and have been available as over-the-counter medicines for more than 35 years. All medicines are strictly regulated to ensure they comply with local healthcare authority requirements.

What are GSK’s guidelines are regarding the use of Advil in patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19)?

People should to speak with their doctor or pharmacist if they have any questions about the best treatment for their individual needs when seeking to prevent or manage symptoms or conditions. Ibuprofen is a well-established medicine that has been used safely for many years as a fever and pain reducer. At this time, there is no conclusive evidence to support the statement that ibuprofen or other NSAIDs may cause aggravated COVID-19 infection.

Is ibuprofen/Advil a medicine that can increase the risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19)?

No, ibuprofen does not increase your risk of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) and there is no conclusive evidence to support the statement that ibuprofen or other NSAIDs may cause aggravated COVID-19 infection.

Consumer safety is our number one priority. Ibuprofen is a well-established medicine that has been used safely for many years as a fever and pain reducer. Our ibuprofen products are effectively used by millions of consumers across 40 markets and have been available as over-the-counter medicines for more than 35 years. All medicines are strictly regulated to ensure they comply with local healthcare authority requirements.

I recently read an article that said you shouldn’t take ibuprofen/Advil if you have coronavirus (COVID-19), is this true?

People should speak with their healthcare providers if they have any questions about the appropriate treatment for their unique individual needs when seeking to prevent or manage symptoms or conditions. At this time, there is no conclusive evidence to support the statement that ibuprofen or other NSAIDs may cause aggravated COVID-19 infection.

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