Paracetamol is a very popular go-to painkiller in this part of the world but is it always the right decision to pop the pills whenever you wish.
New research shows that the drug, which has been around for over 50 years, might not be your best bet every time. In fact, it was suggested that the drug actually does nothing for most pains.
According to the conclusion from the research, acute pains that are sudden in onset (like headaches or pain after an operation, for instance), would go away after a while, regardless of how many paracetamol you pop. Sure, paracetamol can provide reveal but it will not work for everybody. In fact, this only works for a small number of people.
When it comes to headaches, only one in ten people benefit from the drug and for postoperative pain, one in four.
If paracetamol works for you, fantastic! But be aware that it does not work for everyone and might even simply be a waste of money for most when there is an alternative, which is, waiting out the pain.