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What should I take paracetamol for?

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

The drug has no measurable effect on acute back pain, according to a new study – so what should you be using it to treat?

Suffering from back pain, headache, fever or cold? The pill of choice is usually paracetamol. The drug was introduced into the market in 1956, and GPs issue a staggering 22.9m prescriptions for paracetamol every year. So it’s disconcerting to read that it’s largely ineffective, according to a blog on Evidently Cochrane.

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