Scientists found out how painkillers are connected with the risk of death from COVID

The new study of English scientists, conducted during the outbreak of COVID in Great Britain, showed that the regular use of painkillers doesn’t increase the risk of dying from the disease.

Regular use is the usage of these drugs to eliminate pain during chronic diseases.

The researchers studied the disease in 1200 patients in British hospitals. Some of the patients (4.4%) were prescribed NSAIDs on an ongoing basis, and the team studied the number, type and dose of anti-inflammatory drugs that each patient took before hospitalization.

As the result, they concluded that the death rate among those who took NSAIDs was the same as in those, who weren’t prescribed painkillers.

NSAIDs are among the most commonly prescribed and used painkillers worldwide for both acute pain and chronic rheumatological diseases. NSAIDs don’t affect the death rate during the COVID-19, according to our data. But our conclusion doesn’t mean that NSAIDs may be used safely, says the head of team.

By Cindy
In Other
August 14, 2020

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