Paracetamol warning for osteoarthritis

Doctors should think twice about recommending paracetamol for patients with osteoarthritis due to safety concerns over the drug, UK guidelines warn.

The recommendation, dubbed “excessive” by one expert, was made in the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) draft guidelines on osteoarthritis.

Citing concern about the “very definite trend” linking paracetamol to adverse cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal events, NICE said osteoarthritis patients