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A 45-year-old male asked:

What's safest for chronic back pain, ibuprofen, acetaminophen or tramadol ?

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Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
Pain: Acetaminophen is safer if your liver function is good.
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 24 years experience
Safest: Depends on comorbidities if you have liver problems tylenol (acetaminophen) is out. If you have heart or stomach issues - Ibuprofen is out. If you have seizures - tramadol is out. If the answer to all the above is negative them go with the one which treats the pain with the lowest dose.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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