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Should I take over-the-counter medication to reduce my fever if I think I have COVID-19?

Over-the-counter options for fever reducers include ibuprofen and acetaminophen. The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that it does not recommend against the use of ibuprofen as a self-medication for treating fever or pain linked to COVID-19. WHO is gathering more data before making a formal recommendation.

Patients who have been prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs should talk to their doctors or healthcare providers before changing any medications.

Drafted 20 March 2020

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