Can I take pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen to reduce the side effects of COVID-19?
You can manage fever and body aches with over-the-counter medications, including acetaminophen and NSAIDs (like ibuprofen and naproxen). However, the medication you choose may depend on many factors, including any other medications you might be taking and your medical history. You should follow up with your healthcare provider so they can provide more information specific to your situation. These medications may reduce the side effects associated with COVID-19. Prior to use, please be sure to follow the directions on the label. If you have any questions or concerns about NSAID use, talk to your healthcare provider for more information