Synalgos-DC - Used for: Preventing or relieving moderate to severe pain.
Synalgos-DC is an analgesic combination. It works by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord and decreasing prostaglandins, which reduces pain.
Synalgos-DC is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.
Dihydrocodeine is related to codeine. It is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
The combination of aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Synalgos-DC, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Synalgos-DC, a naturally occurring xanthine derivative like theobromine and the bronchodilator theophylline, is used as a CNS stimulant, mild diuretic, and respiratory stimulant (in neonates with apnea of prematurity). Often combined with analgesics or with ergot alkaloids, caffeine is used to treat migraine and other headache types. Over the counter, caffeine is available to treat drowsiness or mild water-weight gain.
Indication: For management of fatigue, orthostatic hypotension, and for the short term treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants.