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Syndol Tablets (10)
Syndol Tablets (10)
Syndol Tablets (10)
Syndol Tablets (10)
Syndol Tablets (10)

Syndol Tablets (10)

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Product Summary

Syndol contains four different medicines: caffeine, codeine phosphate, doxylamine succinate and paracetamol.

  • Paracetamol acts as an analgesic (painkiller) and an antipyretic (lowers body temperature).
  • Codeine phosphate is an analgesic.
  • Doxylamine succinate is an antihistamine.
  • Caffeine is a mild stimulant.

Syndol is used for the short-term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin alone, such as headache, including muscle contraction or tension headache, migraine, neuralgia, period pain, toothache and other dental pain, muscular and rheumatic aches and pains, and for pain relief following surgery or dental procedures.

Codeine can be used in children over 12 years of age for the short-term relief of moderate pain that is not relieved by other painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen alone.


  • Adults, including the elderly: Take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed for relief.
  • Adults should wait at least 4 hours before taking another dose.
  • Do not take more than 8 tablets in a 24-hour period.
  • Do not exceed the stated dose.
  • If you are elderly or of a weakened state, you should seek advice from your doctor before taking Syndol, as dosage adjustment may be required.
  • Children aged 16 to 18 years: Take 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours when necessary, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Children aged 12 to 15 years: Take 1 tablet every 6 hours when necessary, up to a maximum of 4 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Children under 12 years: Syndol should not be taken by children below the age of 12 due to the risk of severe breathing problems.

Do not take Syndol for more than 3 days. If you need to use this medicine for more than 3 days you must speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine contains codeine and can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than three days.

When you stop taking it, you may get withdrawal symptoms.

You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you think you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms.


  • Each Syndol tablet contains the following active ingredients 450mg of paracetamol, 10mg of codeine

    phosphate, 5mg of doxylamine succinate and 30mg of caffeine.

  • They also contain povidone, croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinised maize starch, magnesium stearate,

    talc and water. The tablet film coating contains lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide,

    polyethylene glycol 4000; quinoline yellow (E104) and sunset yellow (E110).

Warnings and Restrictions

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 this medicine for headaches for more than 3 days, it can make them worse.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Syndol if:

  • you have liver, kidney, thyroid or heart problems and/or are elderly or of a weakened state
  • you have high blood pressure, problems with the prostate gland, obstructive bowel problems, acute abdominal conditions (e.g. peptic ulcer), hormonal problems, problems passing urine or have had recent gastrointestinal surgery
  • you are in shock, have gallstones, glaucoma, or a disease called myasthenia gravis (a condition which weakens muscles) or a history of fits
  • you have a history of mood swings, alcohol or drug abuse, or are under psychiatric treatment.

Avoid alcohol while taking Syndol.

Not suitable for people under 18 years of age who have had their tonsils or adenoids removed due to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Do not take Syndol and speak to your doctor if you are in the last three months of pregnancy, in labour, or if you are breastfeeding. Codeine and morphine pass into the breast milk.

Driving and using machines

Syndol 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 is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive.

However, you would not be committing an offence if:

  • the medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem, and
  • you have taken it according to the instructions given by the prescriber or in 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 medicine.

Taking other medicines

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Syndol if:

  • you are taking a benzodiazepine (used for the treatment of anxiety or sleep disorders ), e.g. diazepam, clobazam, lorazepam, chlordiazepoxide, oxazepam, temazepam, nitrazepam, loprazolam, lormetazepam or clonazepam.


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