ICMR's advice, painkillers medicines can worsen corona symptoms

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that some pain-relieving drugs such as ibuprofen, considered dangerous to heart patients, can aggravate the symptoms of Kovid-19. These can increase the risk of kidney failure. The ICMR suggested that paracetamol should be taken when needed during the illness rather than taking 'non-steroidal anti-inflammatory' medicines.


Listing the frequently asked questions about high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular patients, the ICMR said that there is no evidence that the two medicines given to ease blood pressure problems increase the likelihood of Kovid-19.


On the question of whether patients with heart, diabetes, or high blood pressure are at higher risk of coronavirus infection. The top health research unit said that people suffering from hypertension, diabetes, or heart disease are not more at risk of getting infected than any other. It stated that some people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and a weak heart may have more severe symptoms and require additional care.


On the question of whether diabetic patients are at higher risk of coronavirus infection, the ICMR stated that generally uncontrolled diabetic patients are at greater risk of every infection. The ICMR stated that some analgesics, such as ibuprofen, considered dangerous to heart patients, can exacerbate the symptoms of Covid-19 and increase the risk of kidney failure.