Acetaminophen not effective for lower back pain, study finds

April 1, 2015 2:29 PM

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Acetaminophen not effective for lower back pain, study finds

A new meta-analysis review has concluded that acetaminophen is not effective for lower back pain or osteoarthritis, Medical News Today reported.

The study, published in The British Medical Journal, looked at evidence from 13 randomized controlled trials. Acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol, was ineffective against lower back pain and offered only “minimal short-term benefit” for individuals with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.

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