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Would Tramadol be a safe alternative for Diclofenac sodium 75mg?

I have been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75 for four years now. It works well for the pain, but I am worried it is damaging my organs. I would like to switch to Tramadol for a period of time to let my organs heal. I have researched Tramadol, and it seems to be a safe alternative for a short time. Is this a good move? I am 35 years old from Limestone Maine. I am 6ft tall and I weigh 275lb.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
hi

painkillers like diclofenac, especially NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are very dangerous & cause organ damage.

most of the commonly affected organs are the kidneys sometimes leading to renal failure ,landing to life threatening problems.

the other organs affected can be liver and gastro-intestinal tract.

comparitively tramadol is more safer with less organ damage.

you can switch on to tramadol.

but try to reduce the usage of all these drugs unnecesarily, unless indicated.

all the best
take care
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