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Video: The Two Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs To Avoid In Case Of Infection
If, like us, you tend to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs without precautions for fever or headache, this article is for you! The national drug and health product safety agency calls for vigilance. According to ANSM, two of the most sold anti-inflammatory drugs in pharmacies can be the reason for several infectious complications, especially with streptococcus and pneumococcus. Focus!
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to avoid: focus on ketoprofen and ibuprofen
As you know, ibuprofen and ketoprofen belong to a family of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, it turns out that according to a recent survey conducted by ANSM, the two best-selling NSAIDs used to fight fever and sore throat should not be taken in case of infection, as they may make it worse.. Out of all the cases recorded since 2000, the national drug safety agency has identified around 340 infectious complications leading to hospitalizations with ibuprofen and 49 with ketoprofen: sepsis, pneumonia, pleurisy, etc. These serious complications were seen after only 2-3 days of treatment, including when the treatment was combined with antibiotic therapy.
The investigation also shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs persist in cases of chickenpox and should be avoided in favor of paracetamol. So, in case of pain or fever, ibuprofen is exchanged for natural anti-inflammatory remedies or paracetamol, especially during a common infection and in particular in self-medication!