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Actifed-DM

Actifed-DM 1.25mg/30mg/10mg syrup

Brand: GlaxoSmithKline

Prescription Prescription Required

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Actifed-DM 1.25mg/30mg/10mg syrup is composed of pseudoephedrine (1.25mg)Triprolidine (30mg)Dextromethorphan (10mg)

Pseudoephedrine is used for the temporary relief of stuffy nose and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection (such as the common cold, flu) or other breathing illnesses (such as hay fever, allergies, bronchitis). Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). It works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take pseudoephedrine by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with water.
  • Do not crush, chew, or split the tablet.
  • Take pseudoephedrine regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help remember, take pseudoephedrine at the same time.
  • Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.

Expert Advice

Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. Do not flush pseudoephedrine down the toilet. Keep pseudoephedrine out of the reach of children. Store the pseudoephedrine at room temperature. Keep pseudoephedrine away from sunlight.

Primary Uses

Congestion and allergy

Indications

This medicine is used in allergic rhinitis (runny nose), vasomotor rhinitis (chronic sneezing), common cold, influenza. This medication is the decongestant of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract especially nasal sinus.

Side Effects

Side effects of pseudoephedrine include:

  • Allergy
  • Fainting
  • Severe dizziness
  • Rash
  • Trouble breathing
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Pregnancy

No definitive data regarding pregnancy is available. Therefore be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

Lactation

No definitive data regarding lactation is available. Therefore be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

Driving

Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.

Liver

Consult your doctor before using pseudoephedrine for a better analysis if you have liver disease.

Kidney

Consult your doctor before using pseudoephedrine for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.

Alcohol

The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using pseudoephedrine.

Precautions

Patients who are allergic to pseudoephedrine or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, or herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using pseudoephedrine. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using pseudoephedrine, especially in high concentrations, might result in severe allergy.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in patients receiving MAOIs theray (depression therapy), severe hypertension (high blood pressure), severe coronary artery disease (blood vessels that supply your heart become damaged) and hyperthyroidism (thyroid gland produces too much of hormone thyroxine).

FAQS

What are its indications?

This medication is used for treating symptoms of allergic rhinitis, and nasal and sinus congestion. It can also be used to decongest tubes that drain fluid from your ears, called the Eustachian Tubes.

How to store this medicine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What are its side effects?

You may experience difficulty sleeping, hallucinations, and urinary retention.

What are its precautions?

Vision changes, patients using anti-fungal medicines, and patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) impairment.

What are its effects on pregnancy and lactation?

Please consult your healthcare provider regarding use of this medicine during pregnancy. There is no evidence if this medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used orally (through mouth). The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Consult your doctor before use. This medicine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

What are its contraindications?

Patients with severe hepatic (liver) and heart impairments, hyperthyroidism, and severe hypertension (high blood pressure).

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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