Tags: Arthritis | arthritis | joint pain | benefits | problems

Benefits and Problems of Tylenol for Arthritis and Joint Pain

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 05:59 PM

Tylenol is an over-the-counter pain reliever with the active ingredient acetaminophen. It is safe and effective for relief from arthritis and joint pain, and side effects are rare when taken as directed. There are risks of liver damage, however, when taking more than the recommended dosage.

Tylenol has the advantage of not causing upset stomach or heart problems, possible side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, also used in over-the-counter pain relievers, according to WebMD. This makes Tylenol a good choice for people at risk for heart disease or nausea and vomiting sometimes associated with NSAIDs.

Doctor: Reverse Joint Pain in 5 Days or Less Without Drugs – More Info Here

The risk of liver damage from Tylenol increases if people drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, take too much of the medication, or use other medications that contain acetaminophen. The ingredient is often used in cough or cold medicines and other medications.

Those who find relief for arthritis and joint pain through Tylenol should talk to their doctor or pharmacist when prescribed medication, the Arthritis Foundation advised. Medical professionals need to know a patient’s intake of acetaminophen to avoid including it in prescribed medicine.

The foundation also advises reading and understanding the recommended dosage and taking the minimum amount, increasing it if more pain relief is needed. A doctor can provide pain relief options. Since alcohol can increase the toxic effects of acetaminophen in the liver, men should drink no more than two alcoholic drinks a day and women should have only one drink a day, if not avoiding alcohol entirely.

Important: Arthritis and Joint Pain Reduced With New Formula – Click Here

A study published in the March 31, 2015 issue of the medical journal BMJ found that Tylenol and other acetaminophen products have little effect on osteoarthritis and lower back pain, according to a report from HealthDay.

Researchers with the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia, analyzed 10 studies on the use of acetaminophen in treating arthritis and three studies using the drug for lower back pain. The analysis suggested that acetaminophen provided little help in reducing pain and disability for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, and was ineffective for reducing lower back pain.

However, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of Tylenol, released a statement saying acetaminophen was shown to be effective in more than 150 studies in the past 50 years, CBS News reported.

Although debates may continue about the study’s findings, Tylenol may work effectively at controlling symptoms, but not improve the condition, which could be helped through exercise, according to Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, who specializes in physical rehabilitation at New York Bone and Joint Specialists, Today reported.

Watch Video: Dr. Reveals That Nasty Joint Pain Can Be Stopped

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
Tylenol is an over-the-counter pain reliever with the active ingredient acetaminophen. It is safe and effective for relief from arthritis and joint pain, and side effects are rare when taken as directed.
arthritis, joint pain, benefits, problems
468
2015-59-12
Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 05:59 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved