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Composition for ACTIFED DM

Triprolidine(NA),Dextromethorphan(NA)

food interaction for ACTIFED DM

alcohol interaction for ACTIFED DM

pregnancy interaction for ACTIFED DM

lactation interaction for ACTIFED DM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Actifed dm syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Actifed dm syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ACTIFED DM

Triprolidine(NA)

Uses

Triprolidine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Triprolidine is an anti-histamine and belongs to a class of drugs called H1 receptor antagonists. It blocks the biological effect of histamine, a naturally released substance that triggers the symptoms of common cold and other allergies by acting on H1 receptors.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Drowsiness, Agitation, Confusion, Blurred vision, Coordination impaired, Difficulty in paying attention, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Hallucination, Rash, Tachycardia, Thickened respiratory tract secretions, Vomiting, Nightmare
Dextromethorphan(NA)

Uses

Dextromethorphan is used for dry cough.

How it works

Dextromethorphan belongs to class of drugs called antitussives. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vomiting

Common Dosage for ACTIFED DM SYRUP

Patients taking ACTIFED DM SYRUP

  • 70%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 10%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for ACTIFED DM

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ACTIFED DM

  • Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms of cold, cough or allergies which does not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by fever.
  • Do consult your doctor before using triprolidine if you are taking sympathomimetic drugs - to modify appetite (appetite stimulants or suppressants) or treat congestion or asthma.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or other drugs that induce sleep (sedatives or tranquilizers) or drugs used for cold/cough it will aggravate the sedative effect of triprolidine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking triprolidine because you may feel drowsy or dizzy.
  • Caution must be exercised while using triprolidine in elderly and children as they are more sensitive to the sedative effects of triprolidine.
  • Do consult your doctor before using hydroquinone if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ACTIFED DM

Triprolidine

Q.Dose triprolidine cause drowsiness/does it make you feel drowsy/ sleepy?
Yes. Drowsiness and dizziness are common side effects of triprolidine

Q.Is triprolidine a sedative?
Triprolidine can produce effects like inducing sleep and drowsiness. However, it is not used as a sedative drug

Q.Is triprolidine an expectorant?
No. Triprolidine is an anti-histamine drug used to relieve allergic symptoms of common cold and cough. It may be included in expectorant (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or antitussive (used for dry cough) cough/cold preparations

Q.What is triprolidine/triprolidine hydrochloride?
Triprolidine or triprolidine hydrochloride is an anti-histamine drug

Q.What is it used for?
It is used to relieve allergic symptoms of common cold and cough such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching (in eyes, nose, throat), congestion in the nose and sinuses (air cavities around the nose). It may also be used to treat other allergies like red itchy bumps on skin (hives), mild allergic skin reactions, inflammation of eyes due to allergy (allergic conjunctivitis) and swelling of eyes and lips (angioedema)

Q.Does triprolidine get you high?
Triprolidine may not get you high. However, it may occasionally cause paradoxical excitation (unexpected excitation or increase in activity/agitation) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)

Q.How does triprolidine work?
Triprolidine is an anti-histamine drug and belongs to a class of drugs called H1 receptor antagonists. It provides relief from the symptoms of common cold and other allergies by blocking the biological effect of naturally released substance called histamine that triggers allergic responses.

Dextromethorphan

Q.Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance

Q.Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended

Q.Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

Q.Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications

Q.Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)