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Posted by: zanie | 2012/01/25

synap forte

a friend of mine has cancer in a late stage. he doesn''t want to use morphine or go for any treatments. he used to drink synap forte that helped well for the pain, but it is now taken off the market. what medication similar to this can he use. he will go to the doctor for a script. thanks

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Hi Z

All medicines containing Dextropropoxyphene have been removed from the market, and there will therefore be no similar products available. Your doctor will have to make the decision which medicine will in his opinion be a suitable alternative. Some doctors, for example, opt to go with products containing TRAMADOL or combinations containing tramadol.

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Posted by: PIET SMIT | 2012/03/09

TRAMODAL IS SCRAP. IT CAN NEVER BE COMPARE WITH SF. I WENT TROUGH A BACK OP WITH SF BECAUSE I AM ELERGIC TO MORFHINE AND IT HELPED ME THROUGH. THERE IS SOMETHING FISHING GOING ON!

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2012/01/27

Hi Z

All medicines containing Dextropropoxyphene have been removed from the market, and there will therefore be no similar products available. Your doctor will have to make the decision which medicine will in his opinion be a suitable alternative. Some doctors, for example, opt to go with products containing TRAMADOL or combinations containing tramadol.

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