What are the risks and benefits of acetaminophen for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The AHRQ comparison found that acetaminophen was modestly inferior to NSAIDs in reducing osteoarthritic pain but was associated with a lower risk of GI adverse effects. [80] On the other hand, acetaminophen poses a higher risk of liver injury.


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