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Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10's
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Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10's

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Phenylephrine(5.0 Mg) + Caffeine(30.0 Mg) + Diphenhydramine(25.0 Mg) + Paracetamol / Acetaminophen(500.0 Mg)
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Cough Cold Preparation

Medical Description

Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S contains a combination of Diphenhydramine, Phenylephrine, Caffeine and Paracetamol as an active ingredient. It is used to treat allergic conditions such as a runny or stuffy nose, common cold, sneezing, rhinitis, headache and fever. Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S acts by inhibiting the release of chemical substance histamine and also constricts the nasal blood vessels, thus aids to clear nasal passage; also inhibits the chemical substance involved in pain and fever. It should not be used in children below 18 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are on any other medicine or have medical conditions. If you experience any other undesired effect such as dizziness, sleepiness, nervousness after consuming this medicine and it gets worsened, reach out to your nearest hospital or clinic.
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Uses of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S is used for the treatment of fever associated with cold, nasal congestion in adults.

Contraindications of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

  • If you are allergic to Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Diphenhydramine, Caffeine or any other ingredient of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S.
  • If you have a stomach ulcer or obstruction of the stomach and intestine.
  • If you have a non-cancerous tumour of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).
  • If you have eye conditions such as glaucoma.
  • If you have severe liver or kidney disease, blood pressure, hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid), diabetes and heart disease.
  • If you are on anti-psychotic medicines (medicines used in brain diseases) such as imipramine, amitriptyline, doxepin, desipramine or beta-blockers (medicines used in high blood pressure) such as metoprolol, propranolol, atenolol.
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  • If you are or were on Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs) such as selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the past 14 days.

Side effects of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Altered attention
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Increased blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
A:
Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S should not be used during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S may pass into human breastmilk and cause potential harm to the newborn infant. Hence, the use of this medicine is not recommended unless prescribed by your doctor after considering it to be safe and necessary. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S?
A:
Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S can make you feel dizzy, drowsiness after taking this medicine. Hence, avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S?
A:
No, you should not consume alcohol with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S. It may increase the side effect of sleepiness and liver damage. Talk to your doctor if you consume it often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are on any other medicine containing Paracetamol.
  • You are on any other cough cold medicine.
  • You have heart or vascular disease such as Raynaud's phenomenon.
  • You consume coffee, tea or any other product containing caffeine.
  • You have liver disease.
  • Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S should not be used by children below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

How Does It Work?

  • Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S contains Phenylephrine, Paracetamol, Diphenhydramine and Caffeine.
  • Phenylephrine is a nasal decongestant, it shrinks or constricts the blood vessels in the nasal passage and improves congestion.
  • Diphenhydramine acts by blocking the action of histamine, a natural substance produced by the body during an allergic reaction and improves allergic symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, throat irritation.
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  • Caffeine acts by increasing alertness and wakefulness.
  • Paracetamol acts by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are responsible for causing pain, swelling and inflammation. Thus, offering anti-inflammatory properties.

Directions for Use of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

  • Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Anti-psychotic medicines (medicines used in brain diseases) such as imipramine, amitriptyline, doxepin, desipramine can increase the sedative side effect when taken along with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S.
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  • Concomitant use of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S with brompheniramine, benzphetamine, ephedrine can increase the risk of heart disease
  • Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S may decrease the effect of beta-blockers (medicines used in high blood pressure) such as metoprolol, propranolol, atenolol; heart medicines such as digoxin. Thus, it can potentiate the risk of heart attack or irregular heartbeats.
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  • Concurrent use of blood thinners such as warfarin with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S can increase the risk of bleeding. Hence, it should be monitored closely.
  • The effect of lithium is reduced with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S, thus should be used cautiously.
  • Concurrent use of Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine within past 14 days intensifies the effect of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S.
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  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Storage and disposal of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

  • Store at temperature below 25°C in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

Overdose

Excess of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S can cause vomiting, nausea, chest pain, sleepiness, drowsiness, agitation, tremors, irregular heartbeats, fever and dilated pupils. If you have taken too much of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S, contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S, take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S make you sleepy?

A: Yes, Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S has sleepiness as its side effect along with the desired effect. However, not everyone experiences it. Talk to your doctor if sleepiness bothers you.

Q: Can I take Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S for a headache?

A: Yes, Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S aids to treat headaches associated with cold and flu-like conditions. Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine for any condition.

Q: Can I drink alcohol with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S?

A: You should not drink alcohol with Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S. It can cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.

Q: When and how to take Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S?

A: Always take Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S as advised by your doctor at a fixed time to gain optimal benefits. It is recommended to take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.

Q: Can I take 2 doses of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S?

A: It is recommended not to self-medicate yourself. A double dose increases the chance of side effects and may be harmful as well. Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine.

Q: Is Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S an antibiotic?

A: No, Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S is not an antibiotic medicine.
Last Updated on: 17 Feb 2021 | 01:38 PM (IST)
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