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Actifed Multi-Action Chesty Coughs liquid

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Product Summary

Actifed Multi-Action Chesty Cough liquid relieves the symptoms of colds and flu including runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion, blocked sinuses and a chesty cough.

What are the active ingredients?

The liquid contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion; and triprolidine hydrochloride, an antihistamine that helps stop sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.

It also contains guaifenesin, an expectorant that helps to loosen mucus in your throat and chest.

Dosage

Adults and children aged 12 years and over: Two large 5 ml spoonfuls every 4–6 hours, up to 4 times a day

  • Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
  • Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
  • If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor.

Ingredients

  • Each 5 ml contains: Guaifenesin 100 mg, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg, Triprolidine Hydrochloride 1.25 mg
  • Other ingredients include Sucrose, Sorbitol, Sodium Benzoate, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate, Colouring (E110), Alcohol

Warnings and restrictions

Do not use this medicine:

  • if you have very high blood pressure or severe heart disease
  • if you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients or to acrivastine (used to treat allergies and hay fever).
  • if you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • if you are taking any other cough and/or cold medicine.

This medicine is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

If any of the above apply to you, do NOT take Actifed Multi-Action Chesty Cough liquid, and get advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

Taking other medicines

This medicine can interact with other medicines, including:

  • Sedatives (drugs used to treat anxiety and tension).
  • Anti-hypertensives (drugs used to treat high blood pressure such as Guanethidine, Methyldopa, alpha and beta-blockers, Debrisoquine, Bretylium and Betanidine),
  • Sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants or appetite suppressants and drugs used to treat congestion and asthma).
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat mood disorders).

If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.

If any of the above points apply to you or have applied in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.