Take this medicine for colds is useless. So say scientists from the Medical research Institute of New Zealand. Paracetamol to ease the fever and aches. The study involved 80 people who had flu. Half together with the main treatment were receiving paracetamol, and the rest a placebo, says The Daily Mail.
Many doctors advise not to take fever-reducing drugs so that the body can fight the virus. However, this theory scientists in previous studies was destroyed. Animals treated with paracetamol and other antipyretics, has died from respiratory infections as often, and as individuals, this group of drugs is not treated.
In the latest study, researchers found that taking paracetamol almost no influence on the temperature in the experimental group. Note, not all experts agree with the results. The efficacy of paracetamol has been proven in many studies.