Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Synalgos-DC

Descriptions


Dihydrocodeine, aspirin, and caffeine combination is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Dihydrocodeine belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

Aspirin is used to relieve pain and reduce fever in patients. Aspirin belongs to the group of medicines known as salicylates and acts on the immune system to reduce inflammation. It is also known as an anti-inflammatory analgesic. Caffeine is a CNS stimulant that is used with pain relievers to increase their effect. It has also been used for migraine headaches.

When dihydrocodeine is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence. However, people who have continuing pain should not let the fear of dependence keep them from using narcotics to relieve their pain. Mental dependence (addiction) is not likely to occur when narcotics are used for this purpose. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects if treatment is stopped suddenly. However, severe withdrawal side effects can usually be prevented by gradually reducing the dose over a period of time before treatment is stopped completely.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule