What should I avoid while taking Synalgos-DC?

While you're taking the pain relief medication Synalgos-DC (dihydrocodeine, aspirin, caffeine), you should not drive or operate heavy machinery if the drug makes you drowsy, dizzy or affects your vision. You should also avoid alcohol, since drinking can increase the chance of serious side effects. Do not take any other medications that contain the active ingredients dihydrocodeine, aspirin or caffeine while taking Synalgos-DC without asking your doctor first.

You should avoid taking Synalgos-DC within two weeks of taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) as this can cause serious side effects. Women should avoid breastfeeding or becoming pregnant, since Synalgos-DC may harm a nursing infant or developing fetus.

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