Codeine belongs to group of medicines called opioids. Opioids mimic the effects of naturally occurring pain reducing chemicals (endorphins) that are found in the brain and spinal cord. They act on the opioid receptors in the brain and block the transmission of pain signals. Therefore, even though the cause of the pain may remain, less pain is actually felt.Paracetamol is a medicine used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It is also useful for reducing fever. It is not fully understood how paracetamol produces these effects. Caffeine is a weak stimulant. It is thought that the addition of caffeine may enhance the analgesic effects of paracetamol and codeine. Doxylamine is a sedating anti-histamine. It acts by blocking the action of histamine which is a chemical released when an allergic response occurs. Histamine is the chemical in the body that causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction. These can include inflammation of the skin, airways or tissues, rashes, itching of the skin, eyes or nose, nasal congestion and narrowing of the airways. By blocking the actions of histamine, doxylamine prevents and relieves the typical symptoms of an allergic reaction. Sedation is a common effect of doxylamine. As a result it is commonly used in pain relief preparations to encourage sleep. This medicine is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain and to reduce a high temperature.
Please note, that there is a maximum limitation of 4 boxes of Syndol per order (at a time)
SYNDOL TABLETS ARE INDICATED FOR:
- Abdominal pain associated with menstrual periods
- Fever (pyrexia)
- Mild to moderate pain
- Pain following surgery
- Pain in the muscles and bones (musculoskeletal pain)
- Rheumatic pain
- Severe throbbing or stabbing pain along a nerve and in the area supplied by the nerve (neuralgia)
- Sore throats
SYNDOL TABLETS CONTAIN:
This medicine contains four active ingredients, paracetamol, codeine, caffeine and doxylamine.
HOW TO USE SYNDOL TABLETS:
This medicine is not recommended for children under the age of 12 unless otherwise advised by your doctor. Do not take more than 2 at any one time or more than 8 in 24 hours.