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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Actifed (Overview)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What are the benefits of actifed?

What are the benefits of actifed?

2 ways of help: Actifed tablets give 2-way action featuring both an antihistamine and a decongestant for treating hayfever, colds and allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
27 doctors shared insights

Actifed (Overview)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What are side effects of taking actifed more often than prescribed?

What are side effects of taking actifed more often than prescribed?

Stuffy nose?: The main concerning ingredient in actifed is pseudophedrine which is a decongestant. With constant use or overuse, this medication can actually worsen nasal congestion, a condition known as 'rhinitis medicamentosa'. I suggest using a Neti Pot to do nasal irrigations as a substitute. 1 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt in 8 ounces of water. Daily use will help reduce nasal swelling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a actifed 3.5 hours after you had a tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it safe to have a actifed 3.5  hours after you had a tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes: You can take actifed after you take Acetaminophen [generic tyenol]. You can take it at the same time too. Be sure it's plain Acetaminophen and not the kind of cold medicine that's Acetaminophen mixed with decongestant already. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of actifed?

What are the side effects of actifed?

Dizziness, headaches: Some of the bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects include dizziness, headaches, and nervousness. There are also, however, some potentially serious side effects of the medication that may require immediate medical attention. . Notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or difficulty passing urine. ...Read more

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How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

So many variables: There are so many variables that will affect the results of drug testing. In most instances letting those ordering the test know what medications you take will help them interpret the results. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine|triprolidine is an antihistamine which is ...Read more