17 March, 2020
Research from The Lancet, one of the most respected journals in Medicine, has suggested that patients with cardiac diseases, hypertension, or diabetes, who are treated with ACE2-increasing drugs, are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 infection. These drugs include Benazepril (Lotensin), Captopril, Enalapril (Vasotec), Fosinopril, Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), Moexipril, Perindopril, Quinapril (Accupril) etc.
Another advisory (originated from ministry of health in France) which is related but unaccompanied by research suggests avoiding use of ibuprofen (found in drugs such as Brufen). Paracetamol is suggested as an option.
If you use such medicines, please consult your doctor if they would like to recommend other substitutes available in the market.
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