Coldact Capsule

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Introduction

Coldact Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from symptoms such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.

Coldact Capsule can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration will depend on the severity of your condition. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

Using this medicine may cause few common side effects such as nausea, allergic reaction, sleepiness, dizziness, restlessness, and nervousness. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or disorders. To make sure it is safe, you should let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also, tell your doctor if you have any problems with liver or kidneys. You should avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Coldact Capsule

Benefits of Coldact Capsule

In Treatment of Common cold symptoms

Coldact Capsule is a combination medicine that effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion or stuffiness and low grade fever. It helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours.
This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Coldact Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Coldact

  • Nausea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Coldact Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Coldact Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Coldact Capsule works

Coldact Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, pseudoephedrine and chlorpheniramine, which relieves cold symptoms. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Pseudoephedrine is a nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Coldact Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Coldact Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Coldact Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Coldact Capsule may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Coldact Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Coldact Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Coldact Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Coldact Capsule may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Coldact Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coldact Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Coldact Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Coldact Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Coldact Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Coldact Capsule helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Patient concerns

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Having cough and cold & flum , past 4 days took medicine coldact and sinarest but no use kindly advice me some good medicine.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Kindly get yourself examined by taking an appointment with an Internal medicine specialist or ENT Doctor
common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Coldact Capsule cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Coldact Capsule may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Coldact Capsule?

Serious side effects with Coldact Capsule are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Coldact Capsule be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having side effects. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Coldact Capsule?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Coldact Capsule. This medicine contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Coldact Capsule cause damage to liver?

Coldact Capsule contains Paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Coldact Capsule?

It is not recommended to use Coldact Capsule if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if advised by the doctor. This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. The use of Coldact Capsule should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Coldact Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. MedIndia. Acetaminophen or Paracetamol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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