This medicine is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.
Paracetamol seem to work very well for me, whether for headache, toothache ect, It also seems to help if you take immediately at the first hint of a cold or virus.
Paracetamol as far I’m concerned is the basic pain killer if you are strong minded this is all you need. But please take the advice of the medical professional in charge of you as you may need something stronger. I was lucky the pain I had prior to the operation ceased after the operation so my need for pain killers went away. The sooner you stop taking them the better I say but you do have to be strong minded.