In case of COVID-19 disease, you can not drink medications used for common colds, virologist Nadezhda Zholobak said in an interview with Vechernaya Moskva on Sunday, May 24.
Drugs from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“Ibuprofen”, “Aspirin”, “Voltaren”, “Diclofenac” and “Naproxen”) can make the body even more susceptible to coronavirus infection, the doctor said, referring to the experience of French and Italian doctors.
These medications create a beneficial environment for the virus, and the infection more easily penetrates the lungs, leading to inflammation, pneumonia, and alveolar damage.
As for the use of paracetamol, some Western doctors allow its use in COVID-19, zholobak noted, but she does not advise using it, since the effect of the drug on the coronavirus is not fully studied, and “the consequences can be unpredictable.”
In addition, the virologist added, painkillers and any analgesics can cause respiratory complications and various pathologies.
If you have a high temperature, you need to urgently consult a doctor and do not self-medicate. The medication can only deal with the doctors, signed Golabek.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that clinical trials of the drug for the coronavirus “Favipiravir” under the trade name “Areplivir” should be completed in 4-8 weeks.
This was stated by the chief urologist of the Ministry of health, academician Dmitry Pushkar, who is responsible for implementing the Protocol of drug research in Russia.