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Old 10-02-2012, 14:53
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It seems Syndol (tables for headaches etc) is unavailable at the moment in the UK. I have found they really work better than anything else. Does anyone know an equivalent, please?

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Old 10-02-2012, 14:58
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They contained Paracetemol , Codeine and Caffeine and an anti histamine
For pain the antihistamine would have no effect and the three other ingredients are availble in other tablets .Here in Ireland its Solpedeine .


Syndol
SSL Healthcare Ireland Ltd
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Caffeine 30mg, codeine phosphate 10mg, doxylamine succinate 5mg and paracetamol 450mg
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:01
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Thanks, Abbasolutely. I'll get some of those.
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:04
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Thanks, Abbasolutely. I'll get some of those.
Ask the pharmacist what they are called in the UK .You need Paractamol 500 , Codeine 8mgs and Caffeine .
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:06
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Ask the pharmacist what they are called in the UK .You need Paractamol 500 , Codeine 8mgs and Caffeine .
I will! That's really helpful.
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:09
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I will! That's really helpful.
Good luck , here in Ireland anything containing codiene is behind the counter and you get the Spanish Inquisition if you want them !!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:13
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Good luck , here in Ireland anything containing codiene is behind the counter and you get the Spanish Inquisition if you want them !!!
Yes, it's bad enough with Syndol.

They seem to have them on Amazon (Solpadeine):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solpadeine-M...ref=pd_sim_d_5

so I should be able to get them from Boots.

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Old 10-02-2012, 15:27
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Boots have their own brand paracetamol and codeine tablets - other chemists have "own brand" versions as well. Obviously you could buy an expensive version but the shop brands has exactly the same ingredients at a fraction of the price. Caffeine tablets are cheap anywhere I believe.
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:31
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Boots have their own brand paracetamol and codeine tablets - other chemists have "own brand" versions as well. Obviously you could buy an expensive version but the shop brands has exactly the same ingredients at a fraction of the price. Caffeine tablets are cheap anywhere I believe.
Thanks. I didn't know there was an own brand version of Syndol. I'll ask at Boots. Might save some money!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:34
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Is this what you are after?

Paracetamol and Codeine - 2.25 for 32
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:39
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I think it's these which are also out of stock:

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Pharma...ablets_537998/

They may do the same job, though. Thanks for looking!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:46
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I think it's these which are also out of stock:

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Pharma...ablets_537998/

They may do the same job, though. Thanks for looking!
Do you mind me asking you what pain you take it for and if you need the drowsy effect of the anti histamine ? If yo only need it for pain the Paracetomol with codeine will do the job, caffeine doesnt ease pain it simply excellerates the the speed which codeine works .
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:48
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Do you mind me asking you what pain you take it for and if you need the drowsy effect of the anti histamine ? If yo only need it for pain the Paracetomol with codeine will do the job, caffeine doesnt ease pain it simply excellerates the the speed which codeine works .
Just headaches and I don't need the drowsy effect (I don't seem to get drowsiness from Syndol). So the one's in Dangerous Dave's link would probably work?
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:50
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Just headaches and I don't need the drowsy effect (I don't seem to get drowsiness from Syndol). So the one's in Dangerous Dave's link would probably work?
Yes they would work for you , you get both pain ingredients you had in Syndol in them so they should work .I am looking for ones without caffeine( it keeps me awake ) and The Boots ones will do me !! So off I go to Boots .Thanks !!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:52
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Excellent. Thanks to you both. It seems like I may not need to go back to Syndol at all!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:55
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Ask the pharmacist what they are called in the UK .You need Paractamol 500 , Codeine 8mgs and Caffeine .
Co-codamol here.

Tesco Pharmacy 1.25 for 32.
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:57
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Co-codamol here.

Tesco Pharmacy 1.25 for 32.
Damn sight cheaper. I've been wasting money all these years!
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Old 10-02-2012, 16:09
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Damn sight cheaper. I've been wasting money all these years!
1.35 Boots.
1.45 Rowlands Chemist.

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Old 10-02-2012, 17:14
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I think it's these which are also out of stock:

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Pharma...ablets_537998/

They may do the same job, though. Thanks for looking!

Just googled the ingredients on this brand it included doxylamine succinate which is an anti histamine but is also used as an aid to sleep!! No wonder it may cause drowsiness!! Syndol is marketed for tension headache so maybe the combination works to reduce tension whereby just paracetamol and codeince would not. I have been wondering why syndol is unavailable too.
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:29
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Just googled the ingredients on this brand it included doxylamine succinate which is an anti histamine but is also used as an aid to sleep!! No wonder it may cause drowsiness!! Syndol is marketed for tension headache so maybe the combination works to reduce tension whereby just paracetamol and codeince would not. I have been wondering why syndol is unavailable too.
Mmm, yes that could be the magic ingredient (although I don't seem to get drowsy myself at all). Thanks, delly. That's something I may have to consider, after all.

I guess I'll have to try the codeine/paracetamol ones and then perhaps take something with that in as well, if it doesn't work or the Solpadeine.

It seems that there's a licensing problem with Syndol and time estimates are a couple of weeks to 6 months before it's on the shelves again:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/co...WGhmCs.twitter
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Old 12-02-2012, 13:05
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The pharmacist at Boots said she didn't think Syndol will be made again.
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Old 13-02-2012, 00:37
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It's the doxylamine in it that is a muscle relaxant so if you are using it for tension headaches that'll be why it helps, in which case codeine and paracetamol may not be the answer. Co-codamol doesn't contain caffeine but it is a lot cheaper than buying Solpadeine and the caffeine is added just to the tablets be absorbed a little faster. I'm not sure you can buy doxylamine in any other products, I think Syndol was the only OTC medication with that ingredient.
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Old 13-02-2012, 08:44
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It's the doxylamine in it that is a muscle relaxant so if you are using it for tension headaches that'll be why it helps, in which case codeine and paracetamol may not be the answer. Co-codamol doesn't contain caffeine but it is a lot cheaper than buying Solpadeine and the caffeine is added just to the tablets be absorbed a little faster. I'm not sure you can buy doxylamine in any other products, I think Syndol was the only OTC medication with that ingredient.
Yes, I think that's why Syndol would be the only thing that worked for many people. I'm wondering whether to take one of the above, with Nytol or some such, if need be!

Thanks, oscar.
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:46
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I am no pharmacist so open to correction but I understand that doxylamine is an anti histamine ,Its blocks the release of histamine and is not a muscle relaxant as such .It does make you drowsy though .

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/d...s/a682537.html
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:58
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Would you get the same effect, with Codeine and Paracetamol and a antihistamine like this, then, maybe (given that you can't doxylamine anywhere else) ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cetirizine-H.../ref=pd_cp_d_0
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