Earlier this week, a whole new fire was lit when reports of a child with COVID-19 getting worse after taking ibuprofen hit the internet. Suddenly, those who thought they’d prepared themselves were wondering if they had instead, made a bad situation worse. Some may have even removed the supposedly offending medication from their homes.
Then the World Health Organization (WHO) took to Twitter.
A: Based on currently available information, WHO does not recommend against the use of of ibuprofen. pic.twitter.com/n39DFt2amF
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 18, 2020
As of now, the WHO is NOT recommending stopping the use of this over-the-counter NSAID. In fact, they stated they’re unaware of any studies or other quality data that would suggest such a thing.
Just an important reminder: don’t get your information from social media. Instead, look to authorities like the CDC and the WHO.
Thank you to our friends at United Voice for contributing this piece.