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Overview

Introduction

Quick Action Tablet is used to treat common cold symptoms. It narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from stuffiness in the nose. It helps to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose and watery eyes.

Quick Action Tablet also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. It may be taken with or without food in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.

Quick Action Tablet may cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, dryness in mouth, restlessness, fatigue and insomnia. As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Quick Action Tablet

Quick Action Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Quick Action 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. Quick Action Tablet 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.

How Quick Action Tablet works

Quick Action Tablet is combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the effectiveness of Paracetamol and decreases sleepiness due to Cetirizine. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from stuffiness in the nose.

Quick Action Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Quick Action Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Quick Action Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Quick Action Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Quick Action Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Quick Action Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Quick Action Tablet 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.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Quick Action Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Quick Action Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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Thank you for your prompt reply sir. I have started taking ashwagandga tablet 1 each morning and night since 8 days.Bought himcolin gel and applied it but it didn't work for my erection. Kindly guide me. Thank you.
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Sexologist
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Dr. Jyotsna Gupta
Gynaecologist
Start tab niftas 100 mg twice a day for 7 days .apply quadriderm oint.
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FAQs

Q. What is Quick Action?

Quick Action is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.

Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Quick Action?

Quick Action contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that contain caffeine. Foods like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate should be avoided as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or have chest discomfort. Also, avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Quick Action cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Quick Action 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 special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Quick Action?

Serious side effects with Quick Action 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.

Q. Will Quick Action be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Quick Action?

Yes, use of Quick Action should be avoided if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if your doctor is aware of your conditions and advises you to take it. The use of Quick Action 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. Can I breastfeed while taking Quick Action?

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

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