20 March 2020 –
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released medicines safety advice for consumers and health professionals confirming that there is “no evidence to support claims ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms”.
TGA Safety Information Alert:
" We have investigated this safety concern and found that there is currently no published peer-reviewed scientific evidence to support a direct link between use of ibuprofen and more severe infection with COVID-19.“
“We will continue to monitor this issue.”
“If you are currently taking ibuprofen, or another NSAID, for management of a chronic health problem, do not stop taking your medication without discussing this first with your treating doctor."