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.
Glycodin Activ Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, Caffeine and Phenylpropanolamine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol 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.
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
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.
No information is available on the use of Glycodin Activ Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Glycodin Activ Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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.
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.