Advantages of Using Pain Relief Pills
Acetaminophen is the most commonly used medicine for pain relief in the United States. For most people, when used as directed, it safely reduces fever and relieves many kinds of mild to moderate pain — from backaches, headaches, and sprains to arthritis and menstrual cramps. And when it’s taken correctly, side effects are rare.
Another benefit of acetaminophen is that it doesn’t cause stomach upset or heart problems — both possible risks with the other major type of OTC pain relievers, called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
“Acetaminophen may be a good alternative for pain relief for those who are at risk of heart disease or stomach problems MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston.