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Primary uses of Actifed Plus Suspension

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Medicine Overview of Actifed Plus Suspension

Uses of Actifed Plus Suspension

Actifed Plus Suspension is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Actifed Plus Suspension side effects

Common

Side Effects of Actifed Plus are Nausea, Sleepiness, Allergic reaction, High blood pressure, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations.

How to use Actifed Plus Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Actifed Plus Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Actifed Plus Suspension works

Actifed Plus Suspension is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Triprolidine and Phenylpropanolamine which relieve cold symptoms. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Triprolidine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

In Depth Information on Actifed Plus Suspension

Actifed Plus Suspension related warnings
Special precautions for Actifed Plus Suspension
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actifed Plus Suspension 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Actifed Plus Suspension during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Actifed Plus Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Actifed Plus Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actifed Plus Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Actifed Plus Suspension contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Actifed Plus Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actifed Plus Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Actifed Plus Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Patient Concerns

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Substitutes for Actifed Plus

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