Synalgos Dc (Thread 196883)

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Daniel rowland Says:


We are trying to find Synalgos, which my wife has taken for over 30 years for migraine management.
A few years ago it went off the market and returning 4 years later under a different manuf.
We have just been notified that it will once again become unavailable (Sept 2009). Why is it that this happens? and what if any options do we have.

We ahve tried numerous other meds but nothing works like synalgos, which causes her little if any side effects.



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Marvin Says:

We need to get this back on the market. It is the only medicine that works for my cluster headaches. I tried other narcotics and they make me very spacy. we need to get this back on the market.

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Betty Says:

In reply to your comments on Synalgos DC. i have been on this drug for 30 to 35 yrs. It's the only drug that works.I am looking ieverywhere for it. desparatly.

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Daniel rowland Says:

Regarding the synalgos, I still have not found any and the manuf. web sight says its discontinued. So I check the ingrediants and googled it. It appears that there is a generic called Trezix, My pharmist tried ordering it , but was told it has not been released yet, possibly nov.

same idential ingrediants, but unknown what the fillers are, and my wife has had some severe adverse reactions to generic fillers. guess just have to wait and see.

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Betty Says:

After reading the other posts, i looked up a drug called panlor DC, It has the same ingredients as Synalgos DC, except it uses acetaminophen. I have not tried it as I just found out about it. now to locate it. Also, there is onw called DHC PLUS AND TREZIX. these are the same as panlor DC. As for the filler, I don't. I also am allergic to most of them, but I need to start somewhere. I will post any new information as i research and try it out. Good luck and I am sooo glad that I am not the only one this situation. Who knows, maybe, together, we may find a soution.

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Daniel rowland Says:

I too saw the panlor DC posting, but our drugist was unable to locate any, tried that initially before finding out about the Trezix by accident.

The insurance industry has a lot to do with the switch to generics, CHEAPER.

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Marvin Says:

I got the Panlor DC filled here in Tampa Fl. It doesn't work as well as Synalgos DC and it has the same ingrediants?

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Daniel rowland Says:

More news- synalgos manufactured by Leitner Pharm. of TN just sold that drug to Caraco 1-800-818-2555. tried the number but its after closing- lets all try it tomorrow.

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Daniel rowland Says:

More news, checked Caraco web site of listed medications- Synalgos is there. Called my pharmacist , gave info- they will contant Caraco tomorrow- keep fingers crossed

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Betty Says:

Daniel, thanks for the heads up on Caraco. I looked it up, and there it was Synalgos DC. This is way my doctor said it was not discontinued, but he thought that they (Leitner) had sold it. Surprise, surprise. I am going to do two things tomorrow, one go to my pharmacy and show this information, and then call the company. In what order I hadn't decided. Great work for finding Caraco. I sincerely hope we can get the drug again. They broke the mold when they made this ONE. Good luck.

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Betty Says:

Marvin In regard , to Panlor DC, I have not tried it as of today. It is available in here. I had my doctor write my a precription for it. He suggusted to add an asprin to it. He is very conservative, so he would not just say it if he thought would be harmful. I agree with you about the insurance companys, . We as a people need to hire a lobbyist for us. They will work for anyone who pays them. Maybe then, we may get some effective change to their stranglehold on us as society.

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Marvin Says:

Any word about Caraco?

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Daniel rowland Says:

Hi, I spent some time reading info about Caraco's corporate business news on their web site, it appears they are presently in the process of rectifying some problems with the FDA, (a lot of legal jumbo info) so it's hard to tell what's happening, will have to call their corporate HQ monday and ask them what's up with the synalgos

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Betty Says:

That may be why i can' get anyone but voicemail. They may be waiting for more information. I will keep trying, as I am as eager as everyone else to find and recieve this frug again.

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Marty Westfall Says:

Re Synalgos DC. I ran across this discussion site just now, and was so happy to find that I am not alone in my search and suffering. I am past 70 years of age, legally blind (use a computer software program for the blind), and have been taking this drug since 1993, after a surgeon did back surgery and operated in the wrong place. The hospital tried me on many pain meds, but only Synalgos gave me enough relief (and no side effects), so I could tolerate the awful pain I have had to live with. September 28, my pharmacist said it was no longer produced. My doctor has since tried me on many different pain meds but none I could tolerate. He also prescribed every other pain med mentioned in this discussion site, but my pharmacy (and none in this small town) could find any of them! Now he has me using a pain patch, Fentanyl, which does absolutely nothing. Is there any new info on where Synalgos can be purchased? Being so old has its aches and pains, but this extra misery is ruining what last ears I may have. Thank you.
PS - my eyesight is so bad I can hardly see the security code, so hope I am able to figure it out.+


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Betty Says:

Marty, I completely understand your frustation. for years, i was led to believe that I was the only one on the planet taking Synalgos
DC. That it was a very old drug and it was a nuisance to order for the pharmacy After coming across this discussion group, I am pleased to find out that there are so many people who have been taking Synalgos DC for many years, and that it is the only drug that has ever worked. We all can't be wrong. I don't know if you can read any of the past posts, but, so far, we have discovered that Synalgos DC was sold by Leitner Drugs something in the summer. At least, that is when the drug became impossible to reorder. Then it was discovered that a company named Caraco bought Synalgos DC. It is listed as an available frug on their website. But, that is all we know now. We are all trying to research more information each day. I also heard that Caraco is out of stock of Synalgos DC, and it will soon be available soon. (When i do not know) I have been taking this drug for 35 years, and I am lost without it I am sorry to be so long winded, but I wanted you to be up to daste. Keep reading the new posts.

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Pat Says:

Has anyone who has taken Synalgos DC for many years noticed how horrible they make you feel since the promethazine was taken out of it in the late 80's early 90's? Does anyone know why promethazine was taken out of the formula?

Pat

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Daniel rowland Says:

Hi, all, good news and bad news. I finally talked with customer service at Caraco, - Good news first, they will be manufacturing Synalgos, bad news, it will take 4-5 weeks before its available.

It's important that everyone contact their doctor for a script and their pharamacist to keep track of when it comes available.



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Daniel rowland Says:

Betty, regarding you feeling like the only one on the planet using Synalgos, Well it's like this, my wife was prescribed Synalgos in the late 60's for severe crippling migraines. Nothing else worked and meds that did, caused many adverse reactions. Her doctor at the time told her that Synalgos was a Doctors medication and not normally prescribed to patients.

Maybe if they started advertising Synalgos for those with severe pain issues, it would'nt be such an unknown medication, but with the big push for generics it's doubtful that will happen.
Hopefully, Caraco will continue to manufacture Synalgos for the foreseable future.

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Betty Says:

Daniel, thank you so much. I could only get voicemail. Now, I know there is someone to actually talk to, I will keep trying. I am so glad that they will be manufacturing Synalgos DC. Four to five weeks is not such a long time. At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As for generiics, Synalgos DC is the only drug I know of that has not ever had a generic. I am going to call Caraco on Monday, as should everyone who is trying to locate this drug We want them to know just how important this drug is to so many people. Nothing sells like a successful drug, not matter how long it has been around. Thanks again for the update.

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Verwon Says:

From what I can discover, Synalgos-DC contains Apsirin, Dyhyrdocodeine and caffeine.

Most drugs that may compare do not contain the Codeine, but rather Acetaminophen, with the Aspirin and are OTC medications.

I am glad to hear this company is coming out with the medication, again, though.

However, in the meantime, your doctor might be able to prescribe you these medications separately, though I am not sure how much that would cost.

There is also one on the market that has the same ingredients, with the addition of Butalibital, it is sold under the brand name Fioretal with Codeine, so you might be able to ask your doctor about trying that, until the other is available again.

Butalbital is a barbituate, that does help many people with migraine and tension headaches.

You can read more on it here:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Butalbital/­

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help!

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