Syndol Headache Relief Tablets (30)
- Active Ingredients: Paracetamol Codeine & Caffeine
- Effective Headache Relief
- Next Day Delivery Available
Syndol headache relief tablets contain codeine. They are used for acute to moderate pain. Specifically where paracetamol is not effective on its own.
Syndol treats migraine headache and acute headache.
Syndol Headache Relief Tablets used for?
Syndol headache relief tablets contain codeine. They are used for acute to moderate pain. Specifically where paracetamol is not effective on its own.Syndol treats migraine headache and acute headache.
- paracetamol which is a pain reliever (analgesic) and helps reduce your temperature when you have a fever
- codeine phosphate which is a pain reliever (analgesic)
- caffeine which helps to increase the pain relief from paracetamol and makes you more alert.
These tablets are for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone. This medicine is for the relief of migraine, headache, rheumatic pain, period pain, toothache and nerve pain.
Before you use Syndol Headache Relief Tablets
Do not take Syndol Headache Relief Tablets if you:
- are allergic to paracetamol, codeine, caffeine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
- have acute asthma
- have severe respiratory disease
- suffer from alcoholism
- have had recent bile duct surgery (e.g. gall stones)
- suffer from paralytic ileus, where your bowel has ceased to function
- have recently had a head injury or raised pressure in the skull
- are breastfeeding
- have been told by your doctor that you are a CYP2D6 ultra metaboliser
- are under 18 years and have had your tonsils or adenoids removed
How Do You use Syndol Headache Relief Tablets
Adults aged 18 years and over (including the elderly) -Two tablets up to 4 times a day
This dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 4 hours, and not more than 4 doses should be given in any 24 hour period. Do not take for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.
Children aged 16 to 18 years –Two tablets up to 4 times a day
This dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 6 hours, and not more than 4 doses should be given in any 24 hour period. Do not take for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor.
Children aged 12 to 15 years – One tablet up to four times a day
This dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 6 hours, and not more than 4 doses should be given in any 24 hour period. Do not take for longer than 3 days without consulting a doctor.
Children (under 12 years)-Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. For oral administration only.
Do not take for more than 3 days continuously without medical review.
Always read the patient information leaflet before use this can be found in the further information section below.
This medicine contains codeine which can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. This can give you withdrawal symptoms from the medicine when you stop taking it.
If you take a painkiller for headaches for more than 3 days it can make them worse
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Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
• If you have liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease
• If you have bowel problems including blockage of your bowel
• If you have had an operation to remove your gall bladder
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars.
Warnings and Precautions
Codeine is transformed to morphine in the liver by an enzyme. Morphine is the substance that produces
pain relief. Some people have a variation of this enzyme and this can affect people in different ways.
In some people, morphine is not produced or produced in very small quantities, and it will not provide
enough pain relief. Other people are more likely to get serious side effects because a very high amount of
morphine is produced. If you notice any of the following side effects, you must stop taking this medicine
and seek immediate medical advice: slow or shallow breathing, confusion, sleepiness, small pupils,
feeling or being sick, constipation, lack of appetite.
Driving and operating machinery
This medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. Do not drive while
taking this medicine until you know how it affects you.
• It may be offence to drive when taking this medicine.
• However, you would not be committing an offence if the medicine has been taken to treat a medical
or dental problem, and you have taken it according to the information provided with the medicine,
and it was not affecting your ability to drive safely.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this
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