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Ibuprofen, other NSAIDs not tied to worse COVID illness, death – CIDRAP

“We now have clear evidence that NSAIDs are safe to use in patients with COVID-19.”

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen don’t worsen illness or cause death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a new study involving more than 72,000 people in the United Kingdom suggests.
In the observational study, published late last week in The Lancet Rheumatology, a team led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh enrolled 72,179 COVID-19 patients from 255 UK healthcare centers who had death data available from Jan 17 to Aug 10, 2020. Of those patients,…

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