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Each Synalgos-DC capsule contains 16 mg drocode (dihydrocodeine) bitartrate (Warning–may be habit-forming), 356.4 mg aspirin, and 30 mg caffeine.
Dihydrocodeine is a semisynthetic narcotic analgesic, related to codeine, with multiple actions qualitatively similar to those of codeine; the most prominent of these involve the central nervous system and organs with smooth-muscle components. The principal action of therapeutic value is analgesia.
Synalgos-DC also contains the nonnarcotic antipyretic-analgesic, aspirin.
Salicylates should be used with extreme caution in the presence of peptic ulcer or coagulation abnormalities.
Dihydrocodeine can produce drug dependence of the codeine type and therefore has the potential of being abused. Psychic dependence, physical dependence, and tolerance may develop upon repeated administration of dihydrocodeine, and it should be prescribed and administered with the same degree of caution appropriate to the use of other oral narcotic-containing medications. Like other narcotic-containing medications, dihydrocodeine is subject to the provisions of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Usage in Ambulatory Patients
Dihydrocodeine may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks, such as driving a car or operating machinery. The patient using Synalgos-DC should be cautioned accordingly.
Interactions with other Central Nervous System Depressants
Patients receiving other narcotic analgesics, general anesthetics, tranquilizers, sedative-hypnotics, or other CNS depressants (including alcohol) concomitantly with Synalgos-DC may exhibit an additive CNS depression. When such combined therapy is contemplated, the dose of one or both agents should be reduced.
Usage in Pregnancy
Reproduction studies have not been performed in animals. There is no adequate information on whether this drug may affect fertility in human males and females or has a teratogenic potential or other adverse effect on the fetus.
Synalgos-DC should be given with caution to certain patients, such as the elderly or debilitated.
The CNS-depressant effects of Synalgos-DC may be additive with that of other CNS depressants. See “WARNINGS.”
Aspirin may enhance the effects of anticoagulants and inhibit the uricosuric effects of uricosuric agents.
Clinical studies of Synalgos-DC did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether elderly subjects respond differently from younger subjects.
In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
The most frequently observed reactions include lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, constipation, pruritus, and skin reactions.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. Synalgos-DC is given orally. The usual adult dose is two capsules every 4 hours as needed for pain.
Synalgos®-DC Capsules are blue and gray, marked “CP” and “419”, supplied in:
Bottles of 100 capsules; NDC 49708-419-88
Store at room temperature, approx. 25°C (77°F). Keep tightly closed.
Dispense in tight container.
Manufactured by: C.S. No.:8002T01
Mikart, Inc. Rev. 10/09
Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Code 990B00
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd.
1150 Elijah McCoy Drive
Detroit, MI 48202
PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL
(dihydrocodeine bitartrate, aspirin, and caffeine capsules)
Each capsule contains: 16 mg drocode (dihydrocodeine) bitartrate (Warning–may
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Revised: 12/2009 Caraco Pharma Inc.
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