View Full Version : ritalin and mersyndol

10-03-15, 11:23 PM

Ive just started ritalin and without thinking last night had a mersyndol as I had a headache. Today I am super drowsy. Are these meds not ment to be mixed? Obviously I will ask my dr at my next appointment but thought id see if anyone here knew. I am aware mersyndol causes drowsyness but this is a lot more then usual. Im only day three of meds so I guess im gauging if its the combo or if its the ritalin


10-04-15, 12:56 AM
Does Mersyndol contain paracetamol, codeine, and doxylamine? Or is it just paracetamol and codeine?

(for those in the US, I can't quite figure out if this product is similar to NyQuil, or if it's similar to Tylenol with codeine (such as Tylenol 3 and so on), or if it's kind of in between.)

10-04-15, 01:42 AM
Paracetamol 500mg codeine 10mg and doxlamine succinate 5.1mg
The doxy works as a muscle relaxant and is what causes thw drowsiness

10-04-15, 01:44 AM
Just googled and yes it sounds similar

10-04-15, 02:23 AM
For Americans: It's (something like) Tylenol 1 and NyQuil together.

For yebwen9: Something like this (but without the codeine) is often used in the USA as an over-the-counter sleep aid. Yes of course it makes you drowsy. :)

Just off the top of my head, I don't know if there should be a significant difference whether you took Ritalin during the day or not.