Paracetamol is the most widely prescribed and recommended systemic analgesic used to relieve pain. It has no curative abilities, yet you often hear people comment that the doctor told them to “go home and have some paracetamol” without fully realising that it only masks the condition or complaint. Pharmaceutical analgesics do not work on the cause of pain itself – only the sensation.

Paracetamol in new health ALERT: Doctors warned over prescribing daily painkiller. Taking a daily paracetamol tablet could put you at risk of deadly heart disease and kidney failure, a new study suggests.