How safe is taking sodium paracetamol tablet for pain?
my wife gets frequent attack, about 2 per fortnightly for last 20 years. She used to take a tablet of diclowin plus during attack to get relief. But now this diclofenac sodium paracetamol tablet does not give much relief to severity of pain. How safe is this tablet taken on an average of 4 tablets per month and what are its side effects. Pl. suggest a better medicine.
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Diclofenac is not recommended for long duration of time. Prolonged use can damage your kidneys and liver and thus it is not generally prescribed as a routine drug. You can take drugs like Tramadol which is very much safe and can be used for longer duration with out any fear. If pain persist despite these, you can consult a physician and get evaluated.
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