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Are methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine anti inflammatory? Should I be lowering my dose?

Are methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine anti inflammatory drugs? Should I be lowering my dose?

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  • Thanks Ellen. It’s pretty scary right now!
  • Hi Annszoff

    (and thanks Ellen - we are very busy on the Helpline at the moment)

    The discussions on social media about anti-inflammatories originated from remarks by the French Health minister about the effect of anti-inflammatories in the treatment of Covid19.

    The current NHS advice is ' there is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (Covid-19) worse... until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you'.

    But the advice remains for people to take the medication prescribed by their doctor.

    Best wishes Guy - Helpline Advisor

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