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. Actin Cold Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Actin Cold Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Phenylpropanolamine and Cetirizine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is a analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that causes fever and pain. Phenylpropanolamine is a sympathomimetic agonist. It narrows blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actin Cold 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.
No information is available on the use of Actin Cold Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Actin Cold Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Actin Cold Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actin Cold Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Actin Cold Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actin Cold Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.