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Actifed Tablet

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Medical Description

Actifed tablet contains a combination of Triprolidine and Pseudoephedrine. It is used to relieve symptoms of flu, common cold like teary eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, etc. Actifed tablet...
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ContainsPseudoephedrine(25.0 Mg),Triprolidine(2.5 Mg)
UsesCommon cold symptoms
Side effectsNausea, headache, dry mouth, dizziness
ClassificationCOUGH COLD PREPARATION
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Uses of Actifed Tablet

Actifed tablet is used to provide relief from symptoms like common cold, flu and allergy such as a runny and stuffy nose, sneezing and watery eyes.

Contraindications of Actifed Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Triprolidine, Pseudoephedrine or any other ingredients of Actifed tablet.
  • If you are suffering from a heart condition.
  • If you have diabetes or an overactive thyroid gland.
  • If you have glaucoma.
  • If you have phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour).
  • If you have high blood pressure and are taking medicines for the same.
  • If you are on medications to treat your mental health or asthma.

Side effects of Actifed Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • A dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness

Precautions and Warnings of Actifed Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Actifed Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before taking Actifed tablet during pregnancy, as there is limited safety data available for the use of this medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Actifed Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine passes into breast milk in small amounts, hence you should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Actifed Tablet?
A:
This medicine may make you feel dizzy and sleepy, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Actifed Tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine such as drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You are suffering from any heart diseases.
  • You have prostate problems.
  • You have asthma or bronchitis.
  • You have thyroid problems and are being treated for the same.
  • Actifed tablet is not recommended for use by children below 12 years.

Mode of Action of Actifed Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Actifed tablet works by the combined action of both its components - Triprolidine and Pseudoephedrine.
  • Triprolidine works by blocking the action of a natural chemical substance (histamine) in the body which causes allergy symptoms like sneezing, a runny and blocked nose and teary eyes.
  • Pseudoephedrine is a nasal decongestant, it tightens the blood vessels in the nasal passage, thus improving congestion.

Directions for Use of Actifed Tablet

This medicine should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your docto...
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Interactions of Actifed Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Actifed tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially if you are taking sleeping pills, medicines to treat your mental health, high blood pressure, heart problems, migraine and medicines to relieve pain.

Storage and disposal of Actifed Tablet

  • Store this medicine in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Actifed Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose may be drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, dry skin, irritation, difficulty in urinating, fast heartbeats, high blood pressure and fits. Seek medical attention in case you have co...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do no...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Actifed tablet?

A: Actifed tablet is used to provide relief from symptoms of common cold, flu and allergy such as a runny and stuffy nose, sneezing and watery eyes.

Q: Can I take the Actifed tablet if I have diabetes?

A: No, Actifed tablet should not be taken if you have diabetes.

Q: Can Actifed tablet be given to children?

A: No, Actifed tablet is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.

Q: Does Actifed tablet cause addiction?

A: No, Actifed tablet is not an addiction-causing medicine. However, it should be used as per the correct dose and for the exact duration prescribed by your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
ACTIFED
Expires on or After
17/08/2022

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Last Updated on: 09 Mar 2021 | 06:50 PM (IST)
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