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Non-steroidal inflammatory drugs

Date: 10 May 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

A new study has indicated that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen does not lead to severe disease in Covid-19 patients.

 

Background

The study tried to address the fear in some medical experts who had said that non-steroid drugs may aggravate the infection.

 

Details

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used commonly for treatment of rheumatological diseases as well as acute pain.

  • Clinical study in UK found that continuous use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs was safe in patients.

  • The study collected data such as medical conditions of the patient, drugs prescribed and taken by patient 14 days before being admitted to hospital.

 

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

NDSAIDS are used by people over the world for treatment of minor issues like pain and chronic conditions such as arthritis and cardiovascular disease.

 

Significance

  • Many people depend on these drugs to carry out day to day activities and its clearance will instil confidence in patients.

  • Covid-19 patients will not have to worry about the threats that could emerge due to usage of NSAIDS.

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