Actifed Plus Expectorant Uses

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Actifed Plus Expectorant indications

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Relief of symptoms eg sneezing, rhinorrhea, itchy nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery red eyes & nasal congestion associated w/ allergic seasonal rhinitis in adults & childn ≥12 yr. Extended-Release Tablets are indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 12 years of age and older. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhea, itchy nose/palate/ and/or throat, itchy/watery/red eyes, and nasal congestion. should be administered when both the antihistaminic properties of fexofenadine hydrochloride and the nasal decongestant properties of Pseudoephedrine (Actifed Plus Expectorant) hydrochloride are desired.

Actifed Plus Expectorant dosage

Adult & childn >12 yr 10 mL tds. Childn 6-12 yr 5 mL tds, 2-6 yr 2.5 mL tds, >6 mth to <2 yr 1.25 mL tds.

Actifed Plus Expectorant interactions

medicines to treat high blood pressure;

a diuretic (water pill);

medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome;

bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) or tolterodine (Detrol);

aspirin or salicylates (such as Disalcid, Doan’s Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others);

a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others; or

antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others.

Actifed Plus Expectorant side effects

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;

confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;

severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness;

increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure);

confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;

easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or

urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

blurred vision;

dry mouth;

nausea, stomach pain, constipation;

mild loss of appetite, stomach upset;

warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;

sleep problems (insomnia);

restless or excitability (especially in children);

skin rash or itching;

dizziness, drowsiness;

problems with memory or concentration; or

ringing in your ears.

Actifed Plus Expectorant contraindications

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this medicine is contraindicated in individuals who have previously exhibited intolerance to it or to Pseudoephedrine (Actifed Plus Expectorant) or Triprolidine (Actifed Plus Expectorant).

this medicine is contraindicated in patients who are taking or have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the preceding two weeks. The concomitant use of Pseudoephedrine (Actifed Plus Expectorant) and this type of product may occasionally cause a rise in blood pressure.

this medicine is contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension or severe coronary artery disease.

The antibacterial agent furazolidone, is known to cause a dose-related inhibition of monoamine oxidase. Although there are no reports of hypertensive crises caused by the concurrent administration of Multi-Action ACTIFED Tablets and furazolidone they should not be taken together.

Active ingredient matches for Actifed Plus Expectorant:

Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine/Triprolidine in Indonesia.

Ethanol 693% v/guaiphenesin/Pseudoephedrine HCl/triprolidine HCl/v in Indonesia.


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Syrup; Oral; Guaifenesin 100 mg; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg; Triprolidine Hydrochloride 1.25 mg / 5 ml

List of Actifed Plus Expectorant substitutes (brand and generic names):

Codyl 100 ml Syrup (Allied Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.)$ 0.03
CODYL 4MG/10MG SYRUP 1 bottle / 100 ML syrup each (Allied Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.)$ 0.65
Codyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup (Allied Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.)$ 0.65
Cofrid 100 ml Syrup (Abyss Pharma Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.03
Caplets; Oral; Acetaminophen 300 mg; Caffeine Anhydrous 30 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg; Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10 mg (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)
Coldex / Kingdom 1000's (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)
Coldex / Prince 1000's (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)
Coldex 100 ml Syrup (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)$ 0.03
Coldex 50 ml Syrup (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)$ 0.03
COLDEX CAPSULE 1 strip / 10 capsules each (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)$ 0.38
Coldex Capsule (The Pharmed Research Lab Pvt Ltd)$ 0.04
Cophilex 1 Bottle 100 mL
Syrup; Oral; Guaifenesin 100 mg; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg; Triprolidine Hydrochloride 1.25 mg / 5 ml
Solution; Oral; Triprolidine Hydrochloride 1.25 mg; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg; Guaifenesin 100 mg / 5 ml
Pabron Cough & Sinus 120 mL (Taisho Pharmaceutical)$ 4.71
Pabron Cough & Sinus syr 120 mL x 1's (Taisho Pharmaceutical)

References

  1. DailyMed. "PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SULFATE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DailyMed. "GUAIFENESIN; HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. PubChem. "PSEUDOEPHEDRINE". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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