Tylenol or Advil for Coronavirus

I am hearing to stay away from Advil, but if I recall Dexcom G6 monitor user shouldn’t use Tylenol. Supposedly data from Vienna is showing Advil in the systems of those who have died versus those recovering. Is aspirin OK for a Dexcom G6 user? I don’t have stomach issues or the coronavirus … yet.

There is no evidence that coronavirus patients should stay away from Advil/ibuprofen. These claims are unfounded.

Don’t believe things you get like that without checking them out first. Check everything you hear.

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Tylenol is fine with the G6 up to a certain dosage.
I use it without seeing any issues.

I haven’t heard anything like that.

There was a study published awhile back that looked at how different drugs interact/affect the immune system.

I can’t vouch for the study because this is not my line of work. With all the misinformation and unknowns, it seems like it might be better to err on the side of not taking ibuprofen for now.

I’m pretty sure the idea is to avoid fever reducers, like all NSAIDs, if you’re symptomatic. You’re supposed to let your body’s immune system do it’s best to fight off the virus and not interfere with it. I don’t know if there’s any sound evidence for it or not, but it seems like a reasonable theory to me, and that’s good enough for me to proceed on the side of caution.

I would do my best to just avoid them right now. Pain/inflammation is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. You should be looking to cure the problem, not the symptoms.

On the other hand, if you know what’s causing your pain and you really can’t tolerate it, and you know you’re not exhibiting covid-19 symptoms… Go ahead and take what makes you happy, but do so sparingly. You don’t want to mask early symptoms. No one can weigh your personal risk/reward scenario but you.

Well there is no scientific proof the malaria drug is helpful,
but some verified coronvirus patients feel it put them over the hump. I won’t
be drinking the fish tank water!

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Thanks for the feedback. I guess Tylenol was only a problem
with G4 and 5, not 6.

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Some quotes:

scientific evidence does not indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) consumption puts patients who otherwise might have mild or asymptomatic infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—the virus that causes COVID-19—at risk of more severe disease. People taking NSAIDs for other reasons should not stop doing so for fear of increasing their COVID-19 risk.

should patients with clinically complicated SARS-CoV-2 infections be administered NSAIDs as a treatment? No. There is no evidence of benefit.

However, until we have robust evidence, patients in chronic pain should continue to take their NSAIDs rather than turn to opiates.


Please note that aspirin is an NSAID like Advil, so there's no reason to take aspirin instead of advil/ibuprofen. Tylenol/acetaminophen/paracetamol is generally not considered an NSAID, despite the author's claim to the contrary. He probably knows it's generally not considered an NSAID, because he is self-citing to back up that claim.