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.
I take Paracetamol to help to relieve arthritic pain and it helps a bit, but not a lot. I cannot tolerate stronger painkillers or their side effects, so I'm just pleased to have the little relief that Paracetamol gives.
I'd say it does a good job and is really good but sometimes depending on the type of pain you have sometimes it's better to just have some sleep or a drink rather than pain killers
Used according to the instructions and, for me, along with Ibuprofen, helps immensely. I found that 2 X Paracetamol 500mg plus 1 X Ibuprofen 400mg together twice a day managed my jaw problem (a vascular malformation, operated on by general anaesthetic almost a week ago, since when I am taking the same painkillers as instructed, plus an antibiotic for one week). There are other ways of taking Paracetamol, but the way I did it seemed to work. There were no side effects.