Do not miss out on the latest news. According to Free Malaysia Today (FMT) this advice came forward after French officials had warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could actually worsen the effects of the virus.
The message sparked widespread rumours that painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin accelerate the effects of the virus.
People are being warned not to take ibuprofen if they have coronavirus as it could make them feel even worse. Furthermore, WHO also stated that ibuprofen and paracetamol should not be used for self medication because it may mask the symptoms of Covid-19.
While not everyone is convinced that anti-inflammatories are as unsafe for people with coronavirus as French officials are reporting, many health experts are finding it safer to err on the side of caution.
In a tweet, Veran said that "taking anti-inflammatory drugs [including ibuprofen].could be a factor in aggravating the infection".
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it was monitoring the situation, adding that patients and healthcare professionals should consider all treatment options including paracetamol and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat fever or pain in patients with COVID-19.
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"Deeply concerned about this bold statement", Muge Cevik, a researcher at the University of St Andrews Infection and Global Health Division, said on Twitter.
A spokesperson for British pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Nurofen, said in an email statement that the company was aware of concerns raised about "the use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms".
Asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva the United Nations health agency's experts were "looking into this to give further guidance".
Lindmeier said the agency has no recent studies that link the anti-inflammatory drug with increased mortality rates.
Meanwhile Reuters has reported that two Geneva-based World Health Organization employees have contracted the coronavirus.
"We gathering further evidence on this issue before making a formal recommendation".
So no link has yet been established between the use of ibuprofen and more severe symptoms of Coronavirus.
The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, meanwhile, recommends prescribing the lowest dose of ibuprofen for the shortest duration to patients with underlying conditions, to prevent side effects including cardiovascular or kidney problems.
"In the meantime, for treating symptoms such as fever and sore throat, it seems sensible to stick to paracetamol as first choice".