Concerns over long-term paracetamol use

Long-term use of paracetamol poses a small increased risk of gastrointestinal problems, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a review of eight studies.

This means doctors should consider advising their patients on alternatives for long-term treatment, says researcher Professor Philip Conaghan  of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

His team analysed several studies relating to the use