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Old 22-07-2013, 21:18
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Thanks, alice!

Is there anything you could take for the muscle relaxant part? Like Pro Plus, as suggested above?
There's nothing over the counter unfortunately. Syndol was unique (apart from the Boots own brand) in that aspect. The caffeine allowed the body to absorb the medicine faster so is unlikely to affect the muscles.
Another way to help to relax muscles is to apply heat to the area. It's less convenient than having a tablet, but it's usually very effective. Combine it with paracetamol and codeine and it should make a big difference.

I'm not sure if there's anything available on prescription to work as a muscle relaxant. I'll try to remember to find out tomorrow!
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Old 22-07-2013, 21:25
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There's nothing over the counter unfortunately. Syndol was unique (apart from the Boots own brand) in that aspect. The caffeine allowed the body to absorb the medicine faster so is unlikely to affect the muscles.
Another way to help to relax muscles is to apply heat to the area. It's less convenient than having a tablet, but it's usually very effective. Combine it with paracetamol and codeine and it should make a big difference.

I'm not sure if there's anything available on prescription to work as a muscle relaxant. I'll try to remember to find out tomorrow!
Thanks!
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Old 22-07-2013, 21:43
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As far as I can tell, Migraleve, like Syndol, does contain an antihistamine albeit a different one because it uses buclizine hydrochloride in place of doxylamine succinate. The only difference I can see is the lack of caffeine which can easily be rectified.

There do appear to be quite a few options in respect of migraine relief http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/migraine_c_417.html but whether they are effective is another matter entirely.
They use the buclizine to get rid of the sickness that can be associated with migraines. It works differently to the doxylamine so you won't get quite the same effect. The pain relief part is the same though so a paracetamol and codeine mix would still be a good choice!
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Old 22-07-2013, 21:56
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Go to Aldi or Lidl and get them even cheaper (under 1). They is also a non-drowsy version with a different type of anti-histamine. I want to be made drowsy, because I seem to be affected more in the early hours of the morning. A glass of cider with it helps
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Old 22-07-2013, 22:04
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Go to Aldi or Lidl and get them even cheaper (under 1). They is also a non-drowsy version with a different type of anti-histamine. I want to be made drowsy, because I seem to be affected more in the early hours of the morning. A glass of cider with it helps
Thanks for the tip. Never thought of it!
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Old 22-07-2013, 22:26
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Go to Aldi or Lidl and get them even cheaper (under 1). They is also a non-drowsy version with a different type of anti-histamine. I want to be made drowsy, because I seem to be affected more in the early hours of the morning. A glass of cider with it helps
Thanks for the tip. Never thought of it!
The antihistamine doxylamine succinate that's in the original Syndol is readily available from both Ebay and Amazon (l know because I have some) although I would caution against its use if there's an antihistamine already present in a medicine such as the Migraleve mentioned above.
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Old 22-07-2013, 23:11
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The antihistamine doxylamine succinate that's in the original Syndol is readily available from both Ebay and Amazon (l know because I have some) although I would caution against its use if there's an antihistamine already present in a medicine such as the Migraleve mentioned above.
Thanks. This is all useful stuff!
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:14
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I thought all the problems with supplies of Syndol had been sorted out last year. They were back in the pharmacies and I had no problem getting them but when I tried today, I've discovered they are unavailable again. This is ridiculous. Surely there's a huge demand and they're effective so what's going on? If I was a shareholder in Reckitts I wouldn't be happy.

I've been doing a bit of searching today to find out what exactly is going on and I've found some glimmers of hope.
According to this site, they'll be back on the shelves in September 2013 following the conclusion of discussions with the MHRA: Syndol news

Or this one that says 2014! Syndol 2014
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Old 30-07-2013, 08:56
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I thought all the problems with supplies of Syndol had been sorted out last year. They were back in the pharmacies and I had no problem getting them but when I tried today, I've discovered they are unavailable again. This is ridiculous. Surely there's a huge demand and they're effective so what's going on? If I was a shareholder in Reckitts I wouldn't be happy.

I've been doing a bit of searching today to find out what exactly is going on and I've found some glimmers of hope.
According to this site, they'll be back on the shelves in September 2013 following the conclusion of discussions with the MHRA: Syndol news

Or this one that says 2014! Syndol 2014
Thanks for the update. Here's hoping the first one is right. When they come back again, I think people will stock up, just in case. I know I will.
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Old 30-07-2013, 21:48
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I thought all the problems with supplies of Syndol had been sorted out last year. They were back in the pharmacies and I had no problem getting them but when I tried today, I've discovered they are unavailable again. This is ridiculous. Surely there's a huge demand and they're effective so what's going on? If I was a shareholder in Reckitts I wouldn't be happy.

I've been doing a bit of searching today to find out what exactly is going on and I've found some glimmers of hope.
According to this site, they'll be back on the shelves in September 2013 following the conclusion of discussions with the MHRA: Syndol news

Or this one that says 2014! Syndol 2014

There is not a lot of love for Pharmacy2U out there, and the news is from earlier in the year, before RB reneged on their word.

I don;t think we are any further forward

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Old 30-07-2013, 22:29
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I remember last time it disappeared and came back, the pharmacist in Boots said everyone was asking for it as there's something in it that isn't in any other painkillers. That's prob been said already in this thread
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Old 10-10-2013, 15:08
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Looks like the September date was optimistic. I asked in my local pharmacy and they said maybe in 2014, though I do keep reading on the internet that Syndol may have been discontinued permanently. My stash ran out 4 weeks back and nothing else is working for me, feeling awful for days whenever I get a headache now.
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Old 10-10-2013, 15:11
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Looks like the September date was optimistic. I asked in my local pharmacy and they said maybe in 2014, though I do keep reading on the internet that Syndol may have been discontinued permanently. My stash ran out 4 weeks back and nothing else is working for me, feeling awful for days whenever I get a headache now.
You probably have but have your tried Panacodal? They work for me sometimes and I've bought some of the ones from South Africa mentioned before.
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Old 30-01-2014, 09:35
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I remember last time it disappeared and came back, the pharmacist in Boots said everyone was asking for it as there's something in it that isn't in any other painkillers. That's prob been said already in this thread
I have a trapped nerve in a tooth that's extremely painful and I found half a dozen Syndol in my bathroom cupboard- they were wonderful and 2 caplets relieved the pain for around 6 hours at a time, then I went to buy more to find they were no longer available.

Anyone have any news on if they're going to make a reappearance anytime soon?
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Old 21-04-2014, 21:49
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Hi all. Just got back from my Easter break and I have some Syndol!!!It's UK packaging and product which I ordered from a UK online chemist. www.highfieldroadpharmacy.co.uk It was a bit pricey but was much cheaper than what I saw on eBay and amazon last year. Anyway I have managed to get what I need but I don't know if it is widely available again.
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Old 21-04-2014, 22:25
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Hi all. Just got back from my Easter break and I have some Syndol!!!It's UK packaging and product which I ordered from a UK online chemist. www.highfieldroadpharmacy.co.uk It was a bit pricey but was much cheaper than what I saw on eBay and amazon last year. Anyway I have managed to get what I need but I don't know if it is widely available again.
Thanks for the info, but at over 6x the retail price, they are absolutely robbing people blind. How old was the stock, as no-one else has any.
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Old 22-04-2014, 06:13
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Normally when you bought Syndol in the chemist etc you had to buy it from behind the counter. I wouldn't trust that strength of medication bought online. It might be the original packaging but that means nothing
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:14
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Hi all. Just got back from my Easter break and I have some Syndol!!!It's UK packaging and product which I ordered from a UK online chemist. www.highfieldroadpharmacy.co.uk It was a bit pricey but was much cheaper than what I saw on eBay and amazon last year. Anyway I have managed to get what I need but I don't know if it is widely available again.
Hi Jay

Thanks for the info.

Are these the round ones or the capsule shaped UK ones? I find the round ones hard to swallow.
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Old 22-04-2014, 19:30
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Hi Jay

Thanks for the info.

Are these the round ones or the capsule shaped UK ones? I find the round ones hard to swallow.
Hi Kimindex
They are the UK capsule shaped ones. I think they have run out again but I will keep an eye and let you know if they get any more..
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