translated from Spanish: France puts on alert to the world by the use of ibuprofen and ketoprofen

France placed on alert all associations pharmaceutical after investigations carried out on Tours and Marseille, analyzing the nonsteroidal drugs (NSAIDs) used to common febrile pictures. According to detailed, in over 2000 cases were detected problems with the use of ibuprofen and ketoprofen.» These infectious complications (mainly Streptococcus or Pneumococcus) were observed after a very short treatment period (2-3 days), even when NSAIDs were combined with antibiotic therapy. They occurred when ibuprofen or ketoprofen were prescribed or taken in self-medication for fever», details the writings.

France warns use of ibuprofen. Photo: Twitter

The French researchers warned Europe about this discovery and requested that data be enhance in the coming days to raise a report around the world. Indeed, they demand doctors and pharmacies to prioritize the use of paracetamol on another drug, which is still under suspicion by damage to the body. On the other hand, the French Agency recalls that ibuprofen and ketoprofen «already are known to cause serious bacterial complications in the skin (Necrotizing Fasciitis) when used for chicken pox and should be avoided in this case». The cases analyzed for these conclusions were 2000, including 337 of infectious complications with ibuprofen and 49 cases with ketoprofen, were selected after taking into account only the most serious cases in children or adults (often young) no factors of risk or comorbidity.

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