Actifed Multi Action Tablets

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Actifed Multi Action Tablets
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About Actifed Multi Action Tablets

The symptoms of colds and flu can become very debilitating and frustrating, and many people find it difficult to function on a day to day basis when they are blocked up or under the weather. These tablets contain a unique antihistamine and decongestant combination to help bring rapid relief from congestion. They can also be used to treat allergy symptoms.

  • Suitable for age:12 years +

Actifed Multi Action Tablets information

  • What are Actifed Multi-Action tablets and what are they used for?

    Actifed Multi-Action tablets are a popular form of relief for a variety of symptoms including congestion, runny noses and watery eyes. The tablets contain two active ingredients, a decongestant called pseudoephedrine and an antihistamine called triprolidine. These work to relieve allergies, colds 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.

  • Actifed Multi-Action Tablets warnings

    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
    • Diabetes
    • Glaucoma
    • Prostate problems
    • Thyroid problems

    The following medicines may interact with Actifed:

    • Benzodiazepines
    • 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.

  • Actifed Multi-Action Tablets dosage

    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.

  • Actifed Multi-Action Tablets ingredients

    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

  • Actifed Multi-Action Tablets side effects

    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.

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Actifed Multi Action Tablets FAQs

  • Actifed tablets can treat a number of symptoms linked to cold, flu and allergies. These include congestion, sneezing and runny eyes or nose.

  • The active ingredient in Benadryl one A Day tablets is a non-sedating antihistamine called cetirizine. Allergy symptoms occur due to the activity of mast cells. These cells are responsible for the immune system’s reaction to foreign particles. When an allergen enters the body, mast cells release substances such as histamine. This binds to H1 receptors, which causes an inflammatory response, leading to congestion and watery eyes.

    Antihistamines work in different ways. Whereas some other medicines inhibit the release of histamine, cetirizine prevents histamine from reaching its H1 receptors. This blocks the body’s inflammatory response to allergens, easing the frustrating symptoms of hayfever and other allergies.

  • Brolene may cause slightly blurred vision. Avoid driving or operating machinery unless your vision is completely clear. Consult your GP if you notice any vision problems while using Brolene.

  • Children under the age of 12 should not take Actifed.

    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
  • Actifed has been shown to have a link to some complications during the first trimester of pregnancy, and to decreased production of breast milk. So, it is usually not recommended to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your GP for further advice.

  • As with any medicine, you should consult your pharmacist before taking Actifed to ensure it is safe in combination with any other medicines that you may be taking.

    Actifed is unsuitable for you if you are currently taking or have recently taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). This includes certain antidepressants and medicines for Parkinson’s disease. Pseudoephridine may interact with these medicines in such a way that dangerously increases blood pressure.

    Certain other medicines may also interact with pseudoephridine in such a way that increases blood pressure. These include:

    • Certain stimulants
    • Appetite suppressants
    • Linezolid
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Other decongestants

    Actifed may impact the effectiveness of medicines which reduce blood pressure.

    Triprolidine may impact the effectiveness of betahistine and histamine treatments. As Actifed may cause drowsiness, it is advised not to take it alongside medicines which also cause drowsiness, including:

    • Alcohol
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Other sedating antihistamines
    • Opioid painkillers (e.g. codeine, morphine)
    • Sleeping tablets

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