National Migraine Centre

Old Syndol for migraine

Hi All,

Does anyone remember Syndol? A few years ago this drug was available from chemists but then disappeared and lost the license. They changed the ingredient and then relaunched but it doesn't work anymore. However, I believe the old version is still licensed in USA and Australia. Does anyone know what the American name is? I'd really like to find out so that I can get it when I go abroad.

Thanks :)

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Kirkland sleep aid and one co-codamol 8/500 does the same job at syndol apparently.

You can start with 1/4 of the sleep aid and build it up to your strength.

I seen this on a site called mums net.

You can get old syndol but apparently ridiculously expensive (like $60 a pack 😣).

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Thanks so much for this....quite a few years ago the London Migraine Clinic recommended syndol to me and I found it really helpful, so was rather annoyed when it got taken out of circulation. I shall get some Kirkland sleep aid!

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Your very welcome 😁 I'm going to have a look at it too 👍 interesting reading about it. I can't find anything that stops the pain.

I googled name for syndol in USA and mums net had quite a few conversations on it 😁

Apparently you can get it on amazon 👍

Migraines give me insomnia so it's worth a try.

Good luck 😀

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Ive found it at Biovea website,which I think should be ok. Its always scary getting stuff online, but I'm thinking I shall just take half a tablet to start with and also a paracodol which should be like taking the old syndol. It wasn't as good as a triptan but, was better than any of the other painkillers.

Here's hoping! Good luck!

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PS IMPORTANT: It shouldn't be taken with any other antihistamines.

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I was going to take a trip to costco and see if they have it but i seen Biovea too 😁.

I noticed a lot of people 1/4 it and their tablets last longer. I think I'll take that route and see how it goes 😁.

Take care , be well 👍

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i've ordered it from there and can vouch for it. same antihistamine that was in syndol so essentially you can duplicate the effect with two solpadiene max and half a tab. it's very good.

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A friend got some for me from South Africa and it was still called Syndol, they were migraine sufferers so knew what to look out for

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Doxylamine is available under the brand name "Cariban" and manufactured by Inibsa in Spain. The product is 10mg and comes in a 24 or 60 capsule packet. It's used for treating morning sickness in pregnant women, but as we all know, it's good for migraine/tension headache/ neck tension and relaxing the stomach to stop the inevitable nausea associated with these conditions.

It's avaialble here (Ireland), as an unlicensed product with a prescription, but quite expensive ,€40 to €50 per 24 packet. You'll likely be able to get it in the UK, so consult your GP for help and ring pharmacies to see whether it's available. In the US, doxylamine can be bought OTC as the sleep-aid "Unisom", but no such luck here! As regards buying medication online, it's highly dangerous because you don't know what you're getting, unless it's definitely coming from a reputable online supplier such as Boots.

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