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Old 20-02-2012, 12:21
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Hey kimi. I suffer from migraines and just bad headaches in general. My mum mentioned that she hasn't been able to get Syndol either. For just general bad headaches, I find Tesco own Extra Power Pain Relief really good - http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Produ.../?id=255488705.
It's being a Spurs supporter that does it!

Thanks, shelley. I'll get some of those, too, and see which works the best. Better price, too.
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:25
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It's being a Spurs supporter that does it!

Thanks, shelley. I'll get some of those, too, and see which works the best. Better price, too.
Haha, clearly!

Normal paracetmol don't really do anything for me, but those do, so I'd definitely recommend them.
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Old 21-02-2012, 13:00
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Update: this was on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/MyPharmacistUK
Syndol Update.. having just spoke with a representative from the manufacturers the bad news is they are predicting that Syndol won't be back on the market until September. Of course, if this changes I will let you know.
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Old 21-02-2012, 14:21
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My mum won't be happy! I'm sure it's been said in this thread, but what's the reason for them being off the market at the moment?
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Old 21-02-2012, 14:31
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Just like to say, if people are getting migraines that aren't relieved by paracetamol then they should be going to their doctor to get something on prescription. Recent studies have shown that codeine does more harm than good during a migraine, and it's probably a good idea to have a chat to a doctor about them anyway.
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Old 21-02-2012, 14:31
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My mum won't be happy! I'm sure it's been said in this thread, but what's the reason for them being off the market at the moment?
Apparently the company that made them has been taken over and they (and other stuff) have to be re-licensed. There was some talk that they'd gone forever but it seems that it is just a licensing issue, as far as I can tell.
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Old 21-02-2012, 14:45
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Just like to say, if people are getting migraines that aren't relieved by paracetamol then they should be going to their doctor to get something on prescription. Recent studies have shown that codeine does more harm than good during a migraine, and it's probably a good idea to have a chat to a doctor about them anyway.
I've suffered from them since I was 5, they run in the family. I've taken Zomig for them for years. But I also suffer from bad headaches in general (the type that people who don't suffer from migraines would call a migraine, but aren't anywhere close to being a migraine!)

Apparently the company that made them has been taken over and they (and other stuff) have to be re-licensed. There was some talk that they'd gone forever but it seems that it is just a licensing issue, as far as I can tell.
I see. I like Syndol for later in the evening if I have a headache, as they make me relax a bit.
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Old 24-02-2012, 21:24
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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?

Many thanks!
Try PROPAIN PLUS they have exactly the same ingreditents, in the same amounts as Syndol. You can get
Propain Plus online and in some chemists!!

Hope this helps
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Old 25-02-2012, 11:12
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Try PROPAIN PLUS they have exactly the same ingreditents, in the same amounts as Syndol. You can get
Propain Plus online and in some chemists!!

Hope this helps
Thanks! I will give them a go.

Edit: they seem to have gone the same way as Syndol.
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Old 25-02-2012, 11:32
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Try PROPAIN PLUS they have exactly the same ingreditents, in the same amounts as Syndol. You can get
Propain Plus online and in some chemists!!

Hope this helps
We have been out of stock of Propain Plus almost as long as we have been out of stock of Syndol at the pharmacy I work in.
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Old 25-02-2012, 21:59
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I'm not sure if this is relevant to Syndol and Propain Plus being temporarily suspended, but with severe migraine I see a neurologist regularly. He was saying recently that he was seeing something of an "epidemic" (his words) specifically in the use of people taking too many Syndol tablets. Taken 3 times a week or more, painkillers carry a risk of a chronic daily rebound headache. Tablets like Syndol, Propain Plus and Anadin Extra double this risk, because they contain added ingredients, or accelerators. This can include codeine or caffeine.

He blames the adverts that claim that whether you have colds/flu/migraine/period pain you just pop a tablet and carry on with your day. People are doing just that, only some need to take them daily to get through the day - effectively chasing the headaches caused by popping them in the first place!
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Old 29-02-2012, 09:21
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http://www.ciao.co.uk/Syndol_Pain_Re...Review_6024134
Since there is no comparative alternative I decided to call the Supplier, Seton Products Ltd. whereby I was courteously advised that the previous Supplier who had sold out to Seton Products Ltd had neglected to inform Seton that the Licence to distribute Syndol (and Paramol) was due for renewal. The Licence subsequently expired - forcing Seton to withdraw supply of these products pending renewal. Unfortunately they could not advise when this will be but the good news is that supply of these products will assuredly be resumed!
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Old 10-04-2012, 13:55
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Syndol , Propain and boots own tension headache pills are no longer available because of a liscence issue they will be back sometime this year,

Do not panic it is simple no do not down coffee paracetamol and codeine. You also need doxylamine for the nausea and tense head and neck etc ,.

After agony and tons of research on this problem and in dire need of them really badly, I have come up with the syndol solution,

It is as follows;

One pack Solpadeine plus soluble tablets, which has codeine and the caffiene you need to make it the same as syndol.
One pack of Kirkland sleep aid from Amazon .com .(Doxylamine) It may take 4 days to get to you but hey it has been since last October that you cannot get any syndol or propain or boots own brand (tension headache pills) all made by the same company ( so is metatone tonic) well here you go girls, tried and tested by moi and all my female mates .

That's it folks. Here is how to make up your syndol solution.

Put two solpadeine in a medium glass of water that equals your paracetamol and codeine. Add 12mg, that is half a crushed 25mg tablet of doxylamine to stop the nausea and to relax the tension behind your eyes and in your neck, swallow in one go ......... honest I have tried tons of stuff and this really works, it is because you have the ingredients of syndol in one glass at the same time................ Pass it on gals to relieve you of that terrible Pmt sickly horrible head, that simply will not go away without syndol . I swear it works but do not take a whole 25mg of the doxylamine or you will fall asleep or feel too drowsy. The dosage in each syndol is 8mg but 12.5mg per 2 soluble Solpadeine will do it very nicely. Use the soluble ones to make sure the whole lot is mixed properly.

. Make sure you crush the doxylamine to powder to enable it to go to blood stream as fast as syndol do, however if you really want to sleep take a whole one but honest half does it for me . Good luck gals and do not forget PASS THIS ONE ON FROM MINTYPEAS .
Summary: IT WORKS I HAVE TESTED THIS OUT AND DONE A LOT OF TELLING OTHERS TO PROVE IT
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Old 15-04-2012, 13:08
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Having asked the Pharmacist in my local Boots when they'd be getting stocks of Syndol, ProPain & their own brand Tension Headache tablets, all made by the same company, he said the latest he'd heard from their Head Office was later this year probably in December.
It's still down to licencing problems after the takeover of the manufacturing problems however try my suggestion in my previous posting.
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Old 15-04-2012, 13:12
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Thank you, MintyPeas. I've managed OK with other products so far (I still have 30 Syndol for emergencies!) but will bear in mind your recipe because December is a long way away. I've also heard end of April and Sept, too, so perhaps people are just guessing (not you, those who say it!).
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Old 16-04-2012, 00:50
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MintyPeas has posted exactly what my mum and I have been using as a Syndol alternative. What I do is take one half of a Sleep-aid tablet (as even half of one has more doxylamine than Syndol does) and two paracetomal & codeine tablets, and I find it works just perfectly on tension headaches that I can only shift with strong painkillers. As they root from me having a stiff neck, I've found even just taking half a Sleep-aid without the painkillers sometimes can help resolve it, especially if I'm going to sleep.
Probably will continue using this 'home-brew' method even when Syndol is back on the markets and only have a packet for travelling, rather than home use, due to the fact it's much cheaper!
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Old 16-04-2012, 09:04
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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.


Hi Boots own brand are also unavailable, it is down to a manufacturing problem with the ingredients.
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Old 22-05-2012, 15:30
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Some good news:

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...d=345280012812

I had a visit from our Syndol representative who has confirmed that the produce licence is now in place for Syndol. He expects us to receive our first delivery of over 600 packs within the first week of June.
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Old 16-06-2012, 13:51
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Somebody's told me that they're back. I haven't been out yet but I'm sure they're not lying!
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Old 17-06-2012, 15:27
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I shall tell my mum kimi! She'll be happy
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Old 17-06-2012, 15:51
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I haven't got them yet (will try tomorrow) so I hope they are there. We'll all need them for when we sign Emile Heskey!
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Old 17-06-2012, 18:13
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Still not available in the Pharmacy I work in.
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Old 17-06-2012, 21:05
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I brought some with me from Australia, but they are Mersyndol... has the same drugs in it as Syndol, but without the caffine... i have used all mine up now and struggle to find an equivelant... as i suffer from Migraines (even tho im on anti-migraine pescribed drugs) ...
I was advised to take Migralieve... the pink tablets, but sometimes even they don't seem to work.

I have been having bad 'Gallbladder' pain attacks of late, and i have been put on Tramadol to manage my pain...not taken them for a bad headache yet, but will do if needed.

Kyls
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Old 18-06-2012, 09:33
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They're listed as available here but with a large delivery charge:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...syndol&x=0&y=0

Someone's going to Boots for me today so I'll report back.
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Old 18-06-2012, 10:30
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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
Thanks for the link. when i was last in boots they told me that the factory making them (and the boots own brand) had caught fire...
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