Actifed Multi-Action tablets are a popular form of relief for a variety of symptoms including congestion, runny noses and watery eyes. It contains two active ingredients, a decongestant called pseudoephedrine and an antihistamine called triprolidine. These work to relieve allergies, cold and flu. Actifed therefore provides broad coverage no matter what has caused your symptoms.
Actifed can be used alongside other decongestants such as Vicks Vapour Rub to assist with sleep. It is also safe to use with tablets such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, which relieve some of the muscular pain that can occur due to cold or flu.
Take one tablet of Actifed every four to six hours. Do not exceed four tablets in one day. Swallow each tablet whole with a sip of water. this can be done with or without food.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Actifed, however if you do they may include:
Rash, increased heartbeat, hallucinations, prostate problems, restlessness, drowsiness, insomnia, dry mouth, sore throat
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Actifed is unsuitable for you if:
- You might be allergic to any of this medicine’s ingredients
- You suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease
- You are currently taking or have recently taken furazolidone or monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants
Inform your GP or pharmacist if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Kidney problems
- Impaired liver function
- High blood pressure
- Prostate problems
- Thyroid problems
The following medicines may interact with Actifed:
- Sedating antihistamines
- Opioid painkillers
- Medicines for high blood pressure
- Sympathomimetic drugs
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Take care if driving or using machinery while taking Actifed, as it may cause drowsiness. Avoid alcohol as it may make this side effect worse.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in Actifed are:
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg, triprolidine hydrochloride 2.5mg
Actifed also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate