Ibuprofen and COVID-19 – Practical Advice

Ibuprofen vs Tylenol in times of COVID-19

With COVID information flying fast and furious, it is important to turn to sources you can trust, like yours truly (I try my best). Information from France is suggesting that Ibuprofen may not be best for those with coronavirus infection.  This information is anecdotal and has not been supported by any other country, even those with more experience with coronavirus such as China and Italy.  So what should you do?  Remember why we give fever-reducers.  We give them so children can be comfortable enough to drink and sleep.  If Tylenol gives your child significant comfort, then stick to Tylenol.  If Tylenol does not allow your child to drink  or sleep, then please give Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil.) The real risk of dehydration is a more significant factor than a possible risk from Motrin.