How does Synalgos-DC (dihydrocodeine, aspirin, caffeine) work?

Synalgos-DC combines aspirin, caffeine and dihydrocodeine to treat moderate to severe pain. Aspirin works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever and inflammation. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. Dihydrocodeine is in a group of drugs called narcotic (or opioid) pain relievers and works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

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