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(8 Posts)
Purpledaffodil Mon 16-Mar-20 15:38:38

DH cannot take ibuprofen so I have been trying to buy Paracetamol for days for his other aches and pains. It’s been in short supply and even Boots had run out.😱

Callistemon Mon 16-Mar-20 15:32:22

Thank you for the information about the ibuprofen.
I sometimes take it to help with joint pain.

Teetime Mon 16-Mar-20 14:15:50

Is that the same as hydroxychloroquine which I take for Lupus control?

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 13:58:16

Chloroquine phosphate tablets if you can get them.

BlueBelle Mon 16-Mar-20 11:32:05

Ibrufen is not advised
I decided the one thing I hadn’t got before total isolation was a thermometer so I trotted of to Superdrug, savers, then boots today None anywhere they practically laughed at me and the lady in Boots said would you believe we had £50 Braun thermometers and they flew off the shelves in one day... £50!!!
Ah well I ll be down to the old fashioned hand on head way

granniechrissie Mon 16-Mar-20 10:22:44

Must get to Boots before they have all gone then

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Mar-20 10:19:09

A GP on TV (Jeremy Vine Show) has just said take paracetamol not ibuprofen.

granniechrissie Mon 16-Mar-20 10:16:58

The French health minister has said that Ibuprofen may be an aggravating factor and to use paracetemol.

« En cas de fièvre, prenez du paracétamol. Si vous êtes déjà sous anti-inflammatoires ou en cas de doute, demandez conseil à votre médecin »

“If you have a fever, take paracetamol. If you are already on anti-inflammatory drugs or in doubt, ask your doctor for advice »