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ICMR advises against NSAIDs, says certain painkillers can worsen COVID-19

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Some of the painkillers, such as ibuprofen, can worsen COVID-19, are known to be detrimental to patients with heart failure and may heighten the risk of kidney damage, stated the ICMR, advising against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and recommended taking paracetamol, if required, during the disease.

Listing some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases, the ICMR also stated that there is no evidence to state that the BP medications, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), increase the susceptibility or severity of COVID-19. The apex health research body said that around 80% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, sore throat, cough, and will recover completely… (ET Healthworld – PTI, April 28, 2021)

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