?A few things to use with caution —or not at all, for Covid-19.
Steroids NSAIDS (ibuprofen,aspirin) and acetaminophen was also listed in the studies which is not an NSAID.
We are reading reports of the dangers of NSAIDS. You will have to decide for yourself if you wish to use with caution, or not at all. I personally have used NAIDS in cases of 104 temps when a child is hallucinating and they are too ill to transport —but it wasn’t for this type of a flu.
Here’s what the studies are showing:
Antibody response in humans: Lowering the fever with aspirin and acetaminophen suppressed antibody response and increased the severity of subjective symptoms in human trials of experimental rhinovirus infection treated with salicylates and NSAID.
Ibuprofen had a strong similar trend (worse than placebo on every measure) but which did not reach statistical significance.
Influenza Mortality: Increased in animal trials: on meta-analysis of 8 trials, the use of aspirin, acetaminophen, or diclofenac increased mortality from experimental influenza infection by 34%.
Animal Trials: Rabbits infected with Pasteurella had a 29% mortality rate. One group had their fever lowered by 1.5 degrees with salicylates, and had 100% mortality.
Pneumonia Mortality: Animal trials: In a meta-analysis of 3 studies, antipyretic therapy in pneumonia doubled mortality rate in animals. Def never use aspirin for fever, which is linked with Reye’s syndrome.
Please see our previous post on Covid-19 and steroids use /prescriptions.