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What pain medicine has the least side effects? Worried about recalls of acetaminophen, ibuprofen and nsaids?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Acetaminophen

Other than for the cyanide scare of 1982 (which has been effectively prevented since by changes in packaging), Acetaminophen has not been recalled and tends to have fewer side effects than nsaids.
It is effective for lowering fever and is good pain reliever for mild pain. It doesn't cause bleeding and doesn't upset the stomach at prescribed doses.

In brief: Acetaminophen

Other than for the cyanide scare of 1982 (which has been effectively prevented since by changes in packaging), Acetaminophen has not been recalled and tends to have fewer side effects than nsaids.
It is effective for lowering fever and is good pain reliever for mild pain. It doesn't cause bleeding and doesn't upset the stomach at prescribed doses.
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