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Is paracetamol a safe pain killer for osteoarthritis of the hip for a male?

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March 27, 2013 3:58PM

Your doctor is the best person to determine the best analgesic for your arthritis discomfort. That being said . . .

Paracetemol is, of course, another name for acetaminophen (Tylenol). It is perfectly safe as long as the person taking it is not a regular or heavy drinker - it should not be used in such a situation, as severe liver damage can occur. But more to the point, if the sufferer with arthritis actually gets good relief from the paracemetol, they are very lucky - it usually does not work all that well for arthritis pain in adults. It does for some, yes - but not for the majority.