Actifed Multi Action Tablets

Actifed Multi Action Tablets (12 tablets)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Wed. 31 May.

Description for 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.

Product Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

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.

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

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.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Our UK based support team can help, either email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk or chat online.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What symptoms will this medicine relieve?

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

  • How does this medicine work?

    Actifed is a multi-action tablet. It contains two active ingredients, a decongestant called pseudoephedrine and an antihistamine called triprolidine.

    Congestion occurs due to inflammation and a buildup of mucus in the sinuses. Pseudoephedrine acts on the blood vessels which surround the nasal passages. It makes the blood vessels contract. This prevents inflammation, which reduces congestion.

    Histamine is a substance which is released by the body in response to allergens or to infections such as cold or flu. Its effects include congestion and increased mucus production. Antihistamines such as triprolidine block the activity of histamine, preventing further inflammation and mucus buildup.

  • What precautions should I take?

    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.

    Antihistamines may interfere with the results of skin prick tests (used to screen for allergies). You should not undergo one of these tests if you have had Actifed in the previous 48 hours.

  • Is Actifed suitable for me?

    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
  • Is it safe to take this medicine if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?

    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.

  • Does Actifed interact with other medicines?

    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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