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2023 Jan 24


Risk of COVID-19 Diagnosis and Hospitalisation in Patients with Osteoarthritis or Back Pain Treated with Ibuprofen Compared to Other NSAIDs or Paracetamol: A Network Cohort Study.


Xie J, Brash JT, Turkmen C, Driessen S, Varrassi G, Argyriou G, Seager S, Reich C, Prieto-Alhambra D
Drugs. 2023 Jan 24.
PMID: 36692805.


We aimed to investigate whether ibuprofen use, compared with other non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ns-NSAIDs), cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (COX-2i) or paracetamol, increases the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis or hospitalisation.