Our battle with the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over even with the recent shift to alert level 1. Just when we thought we had seen the worst with the Delta outbreak, along came the Omicron variant that set record high COVID cases in the country. Thousands of people particularly from NCR reported flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and body pain, causing general alarm with demands for antigen tests and home care remedies reaching astronomical proportions. Fortunately, the Omicron variant proved to be more manageable as most people were able to recover at home, but that doesn’t mean that we should let our guard down. Even with the lowering of COVID-19 alert level and lifting of restrictions, it is still best to practice minimum health and safety protocols such as wearing your face mask and frequent hand washing or sanitizing.
Health experts also advise taking medications to curb the risk of developing severe illness and avoid hospitalization. Good thing Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) is an over-the-counter medicine that can address flu-like symptoms such as headache, fever, and body pain associated with COVID-19 infection. Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that offers relief for fever and pains.
Taking Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) is advisable since its use had been studied and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In a scientific brief released in April 2020, WHO stated that there is no evidence of severe adverse effects on the use of Naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in addressing COVID-19 symptoms.
After the Omicron scare, the public was advised to stock up on medications to immediately address the onset of flu-like symptoms. It’s good to know that Bayer is making Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) readily available for Filipinos.
“We at Bayer are committed to helping everyone to have access to resources and care they need to lead a healthy life. By making Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) available to consumers, we can assure our kababayans that we can get through this crisis and be ready to face the new normal,” says Shaina Regina Darmawan, Country Division Head for Consumer Health Bayer Philippines Inc. Naproxen Sodium (Sarimax) relieves headache and fever as well as general body pains and arthritis. It provides All Day Strong pain relief with twice daily use. One pill can provide up to 12 hours longer-lasting relief compared to plain ibuprofen and paracetamol. It is now available at leading drug stores and pharmacies nationwide and in Shopee and Lazada for P10 (SRP) for the 275mg variant.
Naproxen Sodium is the generic name of Sarimax, If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC Ref. No. B078P040822SS.
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