- A French health official posted on Twitter that anti-inflammatory medication could be “a factor in aggravating” novel coronavirus infections.
- His Tweet received more than 42,000 retweets, but some doctors are questioning his advice.
- Because COVID-19 is a new virus, there is limited research about treatment options, and there is no cure.
A Tweet from a French health official warning against taking anti-inflammatory drugs amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic is drawing scrutiny from other medical professionals this week.
French health minister, Olivier Veran, tweeted on Saturday that taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil “could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, ask your doctor’s advice.”