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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Oct 27

JMIR Public Health Surveill



Paracetamol Use in Patients With Osteoarthritis and Lower Back Pain: Infodemiology Study and Observational Analysis of Electronic Medical Record Data.


Pickering G, Mezouar L, Kechemir H, Ebel-Bitoun C
JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2022 Oct 27; 8(10):e37790.
PMID: 36301591.


Lower back pain (LBP) and osteoarthritis (OA) are common musculoskeletal disorders and account for around 17.0% of years lived with disability worldwide; however, there is a lack of real-world data on these conditions. Paracetamol brands are frequently prescribed in France for musculoskeletal pain and include Doliprane, Dafalgan, and Ixprim (tramadol-paracetamol).