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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ibuprofen

25 March 2020

Doctors in the UK recommend that patients needing help with the symptoms of COVID-19 take paracetamol, not ibuprofen.

This is a precaution because there have been reports that ibuprofen may make coronavirus infection worse but there is not enough evidence to know for sure. This advice is therefore offered as a safety measure.

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Recall of ranitidine

16 October 2019

A medicine called ranitidine, which is used to treat conditions such as acid reflux in children, has been recalled by some manufacturers because of concerns that it may contain low levels of an impurity called NDMA. This is a voluntary precautionary measure whilst the MHRA – the organization responsible for the safety of medicines in the UK – assesses the situation.

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"As a parent/carer you want to be confident you’re doing it correctly with accurate information and not putting your child at risk."
Leanne Cooper

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