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    • spitthedog
    • By spitthedog 24th Nov 15, 3:55 PM
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    Anadin Extra pain relief
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    • 24th Nov 15, 3:55 PM
    Anadin Extra pain relief 24th Nov 15 at 3:55 PM
    Hi everyone,

    This is regarding generic medicine/supermarket own brand equivalents

    Recently I have unable to buy Anadin extra pain relief caplet equivalents that were sold at Asda, Tesco and Wilko for about 50p per pack.

    Does anyone have any idea if they have been discontinued? I relied on these tablets as they were the only thing that would help with migraines. I'm hoping they haven't been discontinued permanently
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    • dk2401
    • By dk2401 24th Nov 15, 9:15 PM
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    • 24th Nov 15, 9:15 PM
    These combination analgesic products have been discontinued I'm afraid, and it's the same story in the US apparently.
    No one seems to know why though...?
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    2 aspirin and 1 paracetamol does the same thing (without the added caffeine)
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    own-brand aspirin, own-brand paracetamol, and drink a mug of coffee. The fact that it's not in one swallow shouldn't make a difference.

    (Always read the label, etc.)
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    • Shovel Lad
    • By Shovel Lad 24th Nov 15, 11:10 PM
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    Do you mean tablets with aspirin/paracetamol/caffeine?
    I couldn't find any in the shops for a few weeks but they seem to be back. Wilko are showing them on their website:

    http://www.wilko.com/pain-relief/wilko-extra-power-pain-control-tablets-x-16/invt/0220216

    I got some from Morrison's a few weeks ago after not being able to find any anywhere for a while (think they cost 55p a packet) but I can't find them on their website today.

    They are more expensive as you know but Asda have Anadin caplets (same active ingredients) on their website.
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    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 25th Nov 15, 3:51 AM
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    • 25th Nov 15, 3:51 AM
    OP you can get the tablets in separate parts as others have suggested, or if your concerned about getting it right, try taking the box to a pharmacist and asking if they have anything the same they can give you and they'll sort it for you.
    • spitthedog
    • By spitthedog 25th Nov 15, 6:58 AM
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    • 25th Nov 15, 6:58 AM
    Thanks, I'll keep my eye out if they re-appear otherwise I will try your suggestions
    • spitthedog
    • By spitthedog 25th Nov 15, 7:08 AM
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    Do you mean tablets with aspirin/paracetamol/caffeine?
    I couldn't find any in the shops for a few weeks but they seem to be back. Wilko are showing them on their website: [Link removed due to new user restrictions]

    I got some from Morrison's a few weeks ago after not being able to find any anywhere for a while (think they cost 55p a packet) but I can't find them on their website today.

    They are more expensive as you know but Asda have [Link removed due to new user restrictions]
    Originally posted by Shovel Lad

    Yes it's these, they consist of

    Paracetamol 200mg
    Asprin 300mg
    Caffeine, 45mg

    A winning combination
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 25th Nov 15, 2:04 PM
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    Yes it's these, they consist of

    Paracetamol 200mg
    Asprin 300mg
    Caffeine, 45mg

    A winning combination
    Originally posted by spitthedog

    BTW, that's the sort of caffeine you'd find in a can of Pepsi Max (I think normal Pepsi or Coke-a-Cola, Diet Coke has around 30mg and so a 500ml bottle of either would also be around the 45mg mark. Coffee has anywhere from 50mg to 250mg per cup depending on how it's made and how much you have).
    If you then took the paracetamol and asprin pills with the can you'd be taking the same meds but just slightly differently.
    • barbiedoll
    • By barbiedoll 25th Nov 15, 7:04 PM
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    I buy paracetamol with caffeine, which is still available everywhere, and I buy 300mg soluble aspirin as well.

    Works well if you don't drink coffee or cola etc.
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    • asajj
    • By asajj 26th Nov 15, 12:29 PM
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    I have seen these in Lloyds pharmacy today. However not 50p a pack but perhaps you can check online?
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    • wazza99
    • By wazza99 29th Dec 16, 7:47 PM
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    An old thread re-raised but seems these products have vanished again ? no idea why....you can still get Anadin Extra which is same but three times the price...all most odd.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 30th Dec 16, 10:52 AM
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    I am assuming that Pfizer are short of money and have stopped OEM brands from producing equivalents - by implementing some form of Copyright protection law ?
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