Actifed 60mg/2.5mg Tablets


Actifed Tablets is a medicine which is used to relieve the symptoms of colds, flu and allergies including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion and blocked sinuses. The tablets contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion and triprolidine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps stop sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over.


How To Use

  • For oral use only.
  • Do not use more than the stated dose.
  • Do not use to sedate a child.
  • This medicine should not be given to children under 12 years old.
  • Dose for Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
    • One tablet 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 or worsen talk to your doctor or pharmacist.


Do not use this medicine:

  • If you have ever had a bad reaction (allergic reaction) to any of the ingredients.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • If you have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often).
  • If you have a phaeochromocytoma (rare tumour that affects your heart rate and blood pressure)
  • If you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • If you have lung disease or breathing difficulties.
  • If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).
  • If you are taking any other cough and cold medicines.

If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Actifed Tablets.


Warnings and precautions

  • Please read the enclosed package leaflet carefully before use.
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, reduce alertness and impair hearing. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
    • If you have kidney or severe liver problems.
    • If you are susceptible to glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
    • If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).
    • If you are being treated for a thyroid disorder.
    • If you have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often).
    • If you have alcohol dependence.
    • If you have epilepsy.
    • If you are pregnant, or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.


What Actifed Tablets contain

The active ingredients in Actifed Tablets are:

  • Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60 mg and triprolidine hydrochloride 2.5 mg in each tablet.

Other ingredients are:

  • Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone and magnesium stearate (E572).

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