New research Friday should be a break everyone worries to take Painkillers such as ibuprofen previouslysick and covid-19. Great lesson found no evidence that the recent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) resulted in serious illness or death among 19 hospitalized patients.
At the beginning of the epidemic, some doctors he grew up worries that NSAIDs should be avoided in covid-19 patients. In lab mice, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are known to release the protein angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is also used by coronavirus to enter human cells. The fear was that NSAIDs, along with two other drugs (ACE inhibitors) and ACE2 receptor blockers), possibly supports viruses able to infect people and cause serious illness. There was also evidence at the time that people with diabetes and / or high blood pressure were at risk for covid-19, possibly because they were able to take the drug.
The link between the most covid-19 and these complications has been established so far. But others, if not all, research has shown NSAIDs andI know other drugs has no role in the effects of covid-19. To help finally initiate controversy, researchers say published what he is saying is the largest research of its kind ever done. Their work is featured in newspapers Lancet Rheumatology.
The authors examined the medical records of the more than 70,000 patients in the UK who were in the hospital with covid-19. Of these patients, 4,211 are said to have taken NSAIDs before being approved. Wchickens compared to non-NSAID users, those who took them were more likely to die (approximately 30%) at or shortly after hospitalization. They no longer needed to be cared for or helped such as air and fresh air. The same thing happened with screening patients with inflammatory or autoimmune disorders.
“When the epidemic started last year, we need to make sure that antiretroviral drugs do not cause problems for people with covid-19,” said study author Ewen Harrison, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, in words published by Lancet. “We now have clear evidence that NSAIDs are safe to use in patients with covid-19, which should provide reassurance to all medical professionals and patients that they can continue to function as normal before the epidemic begins.”
Results of this study should be confirmed by further investigation, bvery important on dato pre-epidemic collection and the time it seems to mean nothing from NSAIDs on covid-19. Repetition to be done and the World Health Organization in April 2020, for example, confirmed that there was no evidence that NSAIDs affected the health or survival of covid-19 patients.