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Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10's

Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10's

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
39.6*
MRP 44.00
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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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Therapeutic classification
Cough Cold Preparation

Medical Description

Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet is used to treat allergic conditions like a runny or stuffy nose, common cold, sneezing, rhinitis, headache and fever. The tablet contains diphenhydramine, phenylephrine, caffeine and paracetamol as an active ingredient. It acts by inhibiting the release of the chemical substance histamine and also constricts the nasal blood vessels, thus aids to clear nasal passage; inhibits the chemical substance involved in pain and fever. Avoid in children below 12 years of age. Inform the doctor if you are on other medications or have medical conditions. You experience other undesired effects like dizziness, sleepiness, nervousness after consuming the medicine and it gets worsened, reach out to the nearest hospital or clinic.
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Uses of Vicks Action Advanced 500mg Tablet 10'S

Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 ingredients of Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet.
  • 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 500 Advance tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet?
A:
Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet can make you feel dizzy, drowsiness after taking this medicine. Hence, avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet?
A:
No, you should not consume alcohol with Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet. 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 other medicines containing paracetamol.
  • You are on other cough cold medicines.
  • You may have heart or vascular disease such as Raynaud's phenomenon.
  • You may consume coffee, tea other product containing caffeine.
  • You have liver disease.
  • Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet may not be used by children below 12 years of age.

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

How Does It Work?

  • Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet.
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  • Concomitant use of Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet with brompheniramine, benzphetamine, ephedrine can increase the risk of heart disease
  • Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet can increase the risk of bleeding. Hence, it should be monitored closely.
  • The effect of lithium is reduced with Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet, 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 500 Advance tablet.
  • 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 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet, 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 500 Advance tablet, 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

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet make you sleepy?

A: Yes, Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet for a headache?

A: Yes, Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet?

A: You should not drink alcohol with Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet. It can cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.

Q: When and how to take Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet?

A: Always take Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet 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 500 Advance tablet?

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 500 Advance tablet an antibiotic?

A: No, Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet is not an antibiotic medicine.

Q: Is Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet safe?

A: Yes, Vicks Action 500 Advance tablet is safe provided you take it as prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist. Do not exceed the prescribed dose. Taking 4 doses of the medicine within 24 hours may be unsafe. Thus, avoid more than the prescribed dose.

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ContainsPhenylephrine(5.0 Mg),Caffeine(30.0 Mg),Diphenhydramine(25.0 Mg),Paracetamol / Acetaminophen(500.0 Mg)
UsesFever with cold
Side efffectsNausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness
Last Updated on: 13 May 2021 | 08:48 AM (IST)
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