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Glycodin Activ Tablet

Primary uses of Glycodin Activ Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Glycodin Activ Tablet

Uses of Glycodin Activ Tablet

Glycodin Activ Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Glycodin Activ Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Glycodin Activ are Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations, Increased heart rate, Restlessness, High blood pressure.

How to use Glycodin Activ Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glycodin Activ Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Glycodin Activ Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Glycodin Activ Tablet works

Glycodin Activ Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Caffeine and Phenylpropanolamine 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. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of paracetamol. Phenylpropanolamine is a sympathomimetic agonist. It narrows blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion.

In Depth Information on Glycodin Activ Tablet

Glycodin Activ Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glycodin Activ Tablet
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
Glycodin Activ Tablet 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 Glycodin Activ Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Glycodin Activ Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Glycodin Activ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glycodin Activ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Glycodin Activ Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Glycodin Activ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glycodin Activ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Glycodin Activ Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Patient Concerns

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Substitutes for Glycodin Activ

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