Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Having Back Pain? Don't Use Paracetamol

Experts examined the results of 13 research trials and found that Paracetamol did nothing to improve sufferers’ pain levels, recovery time, sleep or quality of life and was no more effective than a placebo or dummy pill.

Lead author Gustavo Machado of The George Institute and University of Sydney, said: ‘Paracetamol is the most widely used over-the-counter medicine for musculoskeletal conditions so it is critical that we review treatment recommendations in light of this new evidence.

In our research, paracetamol for low back pain and osteoarthritis was also shown to be associated with higher risk of liver toxicity in patients.

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