6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen
(Natural News) Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSAIDs not associated with more severe coronavirus disease, study finds
(PLOS) The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, is not associated with any adverse effects in people who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a new study published September 8 in PLOS Medicine by Anton Potteg å rd of the University of Southern Denmark and colleagues from Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Medicines Agency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Thyroid inflammation linked to anxiety disorders
(European Society of Endocrinology) Patients with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at greater risk of developing anxiety, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that people with anxiety may also have inflammation in their thyroid gland that can be reduced by taking the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, ibuprofen. These findings suggest that thyroid function may play an important role in the development of anxiety disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The case of ibuprofen: evidence of huge impact of COVID-19 misinformation when coming from credible sources
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) Researchers analysed the digital life of fake news about the adverse effects of ibuprofen in coronavirus patients, driven by a tweet posted by a French minister (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sprains, strains and bruises: Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs compared with other oral pain killers
ConclusionsThe body of evidence to date has found no difference between NSAIDs and other pain killers for pain relief for strains, sprains, and bruises in younger people. However, the authors need more, and better evidence on return to function and unwanted side effects in all age groups, particularly in older people.Peter Jones Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and Director of Emergency Medicine Research Adult Emergency Department, Auckland City Hospital summarized:“Sprains, strains and bruises are common injuries. Often people are unsure ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Can you take Paracetamol and Ibuprofen together?
PARACETAMOL and Ibuprofen are both painkillers which are available over the counter, but do you know what each one is meant to help? And can you take paracetamol and ibuprofen together? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class 4 medicines defect information: Aspar Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ibuprofen 200mg and 400mg tablets packaged in various liveries
Aspar Pharmaceuticals Limited has informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that the Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) within various ibuprofen packs are missing some i (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can paracetamol lower stress and anxiety by blunting emotions during and after computer guided dental implant surgeries? Findings from a randomized crossover clinical trial
ConclusionParacetamol is effective in reducing stress by minimizing anxiety and blunting emotions of “fear-from-pain” so that pain is no longer perceived as much. However, paracetamol lacks the ability to control swelling at implant site. Computer guided flapless-implant surgery with immediate loading can be recommended for fearful patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ibuprofen During the COVID-19 Pandemic Ibuprofen During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The question of whether to use ibuprofen during the COVID-19 pandemic has been controversial. What role did social media have in disseminating this information, and how should clinicians address it?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Suicide attempt with selective serotinin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants - Cuenca Carcel én S, Moral Larraz A, Sanchíz Perea A, Alonso Cadenas JA, de la Torre Espí M.
Voluntary pharmacological poisoning in adolescents for autolytic purposes represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this age group1. The drugs most frequently implicated are paracetamol, ibuprofen and, thirdly, selective serotonin reup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ibuprofen and naproxen 'may worsen Covid-19', study warns
Researchers led by the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, warned that Covid-19 could be more deadly for people taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 Mg/2 Ml (10 Mg/Ml) Due to Particulate Matter
Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC ( “Exela”), in association with marketer X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“X-Gen”), is voluntarily recalling lot number PLND1613 of Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL), vials to the hospital or user level. Some of the vials have been found to contain particulate matter. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

UK Scientists Test Ibuprofen as COVID-19 Treatment UK Scientists Test Ibuprofen as COVID-19 Treatment
The trial in patients hospitalized with coronavirus will use lipid ibuprofen rather than the typical pain relief tablets.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Ibuprofen tested as a treatment
Hospital patients sick with the virus will be given the drug to see if it can help with their breathing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen does NOT make coronavirus symptoms worse
Arthritis patients are putting industrial lubricant WD-40 on their joints because they fear, wrongly, that ibuprofen will make Covid -19 symptoms worse, a leading pharmacist has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community, NG163, NICE (updated 22nd April 2020)
On 22 April 2020, we added ibuprofen as an option for managing fever and other symptoms that antipyretics would help treat. We also clarified the source of prescribing data in some tables. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you CAN take ibuprofen for coronavirus symptoms
Go to any pharmacy and there's one product I can guarantee you'll be able to buy - ibuprofen. Packets of the painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug line the shelves, while paracetamol is difficult to find. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen; no evidence preventing use during COVID-19
The updated position from the National Health Services (NHS), Medicines& Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) confirms that pa (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen: Government updates advice on taking painkiller for coronavirus - is it safe?
IBUPROFEN is a popular painkiller used to reduce a fever - one of the main symptoms of coronavirus. But guidance published in March advised people to avoid taking it if they suspected having the virus. Now, new advice has been issued on whether ibuprofen is actually safe to take. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commission on Human Medicines advice on ibuprofen and coronavirus (COVID-19) (Government response)
The Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (), and susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 or the worsening of its symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You CAN take ibruprofen to treat coronavirus, Government panel of experts concludes 
The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) said there was 'insufficient evidence' to establish a link between ibuprofen use and the likelihood of getting coronavirus or having worse symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 First-Quarter Results:
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 14, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2020. The Company also announced earlier today that its Board of Directors declared a 6.3% increase in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.95 per share to $1.01 per share. At the new rate, the indicated dividend on an annual basis is $4.04 per share compared to the previous rate of $3.80 per share. “With Johnson & Johnson’s century-plus history of leading in times of great challenge, we are mobilizing our resources across the Company in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Pandemic-linked Tylenol shortages popping up in some places
Its main ingredient, acetaminophen, has come to be seen as safer than medications containing ibuprofen to treat fever, a frequent symptom of the new coronavirus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wave of shortages for commonly used drugs like Tylenol, ibuprofen coming as NYC pharmacies run OUT
(Natural News) If you’re still having difficulty finding toilet paper, Lysol spray, antiseptic wipes, alcohol for disinfecting, and some food and other commodities thanks to the prevalence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), you haven’t seen the last of shortages yet. Not by a long shot, in fact. As reported by Zero Hedge on Sunday, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common are Congenital Rib Abnormalities?
Discussion The embryonic mesoderm forms the skeletal system. The mesoderm is further divided into the dorsal, sclerotome and ventral dermatome. The sclerotome forms the ribs which are under the influence of various genes and growth factors. Congenital rib abnormalities occur in number ( the normal 12 ribs) or in formation/structural. Malformations can include hypoplastic, bridging, forked, fused and hypoplastic ribs. Even ribs with holes occur because of the segmentation issues. Illustrated examples can be found here. The rib’s cartilage, bone or both can be affected. Location along the rib is also variable. Abnormal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ibuprofen IS safe for coronavirus patients to take, claims King's College London study
A King's College London review of 13 studies of the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) found no evidence ibuprofen was either good or bad for coronavirus patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic Review: Ibuprofen-induced Liver Injury Systematic Review: Ibuprofen-induced Liver Injury
How prevalent is ibuprofen-induced hepatotoxicity? This review investigated ibuprofen hepatotoxicity with regard to frequency and phenotypic expression.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study helps to identify medications which are safe to use in treatment of COVID-19
(King's College London) A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: can ibuprofen make an infection worse?
Nicola Davis speaks toDr Ian Bailey about the current guidance on taking ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during a Sars-CoV-2 infection. And, why there wasconcern about whether these medications could make symptoms of the disease worseContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay and Max Sanderson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Drugs Medical research Source Type: news

UK app aims to help researchers track spread of coronavirus
Covid Symptom Tracker will also help experts understand who is most at risk of diseaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK researchers have launched an app to help track the spread of Covid-19 and explore who is most at risk from the disease in an attempt to better understand the pandemic.The freeCovid Symptom Tracker app asks users to fill in data including age, sex and postcode as well as questions on existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes and whether users take drugs such as immunosuppressants or ibuprofen or use wheelchairs.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Health Society Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may increase susceptibility to the coronavirus, new study says; experts also link infectious complications to its use
(Natural News) People should avoid using ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs because they could increase the risk of infection by the deadly coronavirus. This advice came from a tweet made by the French Health Minister Olivier Veran on March 14 that soon gained traction worldwide. Following his social media post, the French government released an official announcement concerning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health agencies: No evidence ibuprofen worsens coronavirus
The World Health Organization and other leading agencies say there is no evidence to support the idea that taking painkillers like ibuprofen might worsen the symptoms of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus FAQs: Can I Go Running? Is Food Shopping Too Risky? What's Herd Immunity?
Each week we're answering pressing questions about the coronavirus pandemic. This week the topics range from outdoor exercise to ibuprofen.(Image credit: Chesnot/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

No scientific evidence to establish link between ibuprofen and worsening of Covid-19: Sanofi
The company's statement comes in the wake of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating earlier this week that people suffering from COVID-19-like symptoms should avoid self-medicating with ibuprofen after French authorities warned anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen the effects of the virus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA advises patients on use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for COVID-19
FDA is aware of news reports stating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, could worsen coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Advice From France To Avoid Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Leaves Experts Baffled
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Godoy Source Type: news

Concerned About Taking Ibuprofen For Coronavirus Symptoms? Here's What Experts Say
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Godoy Source Type: news

Ibuprofen does not worsen coronavirus symptoms, doctor says
Concern over the use of the anti-inflammatory drug started after a warning from the health minister of France. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Safe To Take While Infected? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Is it true that we shouldn’t be taking ibuprofen if we’re worried about coronavirus? – Pamela in the U.K. This question is based on a tweet sent out by a French health minister over the weekend suggesting that taking ibuprofen while infected with coronavirus could aggravate the infection. However, experts here in the U.S. say, right now, there is no evidence th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

WHO cautions against using ibuprofen to treat COVID-19
A spokesperson for the World Health Organization has recommended against using ibuprofen to manage symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by novel coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO clarifies guidance on ibuprofen, says there's no evidence it can worsen COVID-19
The World Health Organization has said there's no evidence to suggest that using ibuprofen to manage symptoms of COVID-19 will worsen the condition, but some other health authorities say it makes sense to use acetaminophen as a first choice instead.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Advice on use of ibuprofen in patients with coronavirus (Covid 19)
The NHS website has advised that there is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse but until more data become available, people are advised to take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's no good reason to avoid ibuprofen if you're infected with the coronavirus
Ibuprofen is not linked to a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, nor has it been linked to complications in those infected with the novel coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

There's no good reason to avoid ibuprofen if you're infected with the coronavirus
Ibuprofen is not linked to a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, nor has it been linked to complications in those infected with the novel coronavirus. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Ibuprofen: NHS tells coronavirus victims NOT to take ibuprofen in new guidance
IBUPROFEN is a popular painkiller used to relieve pain from various conditions such as a headache, dental pain and muscle aches. It's also used to reduce a fever, a symptom which has now been linked to coronavirus. But new guidance from the NHS says people should avoid ibuprofen for the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS no longer advises coronavirus patients take ibuprofen
Sir Patrick Vallance admitted the 'sensible thing to do' would be to avoid the over-the-counter painkiller amid fears it could worsen the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ibuprofen Really Risky for Coronavirus Patients?
Experts are puzzling over a claim made by France ’s health minister. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Fever Pain-Relieving Drugs Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) France Source Type: news