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What is the definition or description of: Actifed allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Actifed allergy?

Actifed allergy: Actifed is an antihistamine / nasal decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/actifed.html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Actifed allergy medicine and ginger ale ok at same time?

Actifed allergy medicine and ginger ale ok at same time?

Yes.: You can feel safe taking most medications, including allergy meds, with ginger ale. ...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

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What med is comparable to actifed (pseudeofedrin) I had testicular cancer. I had a lymph node resection in the late 80s. I was told I would not be able to have children. But I had 3 children. My doctor at the time told me it was because of actifed. (

What med is comparable to actifed (pseudeofedrin) I had testicular cancer. I had a lymph node resection in the late 80s.  I was told I would not be able to have children.  But I had 3 children.  My doctor at the time told me it was because of actifed. (

You : You should be able to use sudafed in a similar way to attempt to conceive and have another natural pregnancy. Sudafed is still available over the counter, and can be taken prior to trying to attempt pregnancy. If this is unsuccessful, you are still most likely able to have another child, but you should meet with a urologist to discuss the additional steps that could be applied to help conceive with artificial reproductive assistance, such as with ivf. ...Read more

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Can I take actifed and sudafed at the same time?

Can I take actifed and sudafed at the same time?

Yes: Antihistamine + decongestant, yes can take both together. Monitor your blood pressure when taking if hypertensive, as both can increase readings. ...Read more

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Can I use rhinathiol expectorant and actifed tablet?

Yes: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, like reasons not to take one of those meds.
But they are generally used together and are generally quite safe. ...Read more

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Can antihistamine like actifed kill someone if taken wrong?

Can antihistamine like actifed kill someone if taken wrong?

Overdosing & Actifed: This is unlikely with this cold medicine. But, taken in significant quantities or with other medications this does not mean it is not dangerous. Please take all medications and supplements in the prescribed or recommended dosing. More is never better when discussing medications. ...Read more

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What makes pseudoephedrine (found in actifed) make you drowsy?

What makes pseudoephedrine (found in actifed) make you drowsy?

Opposite: It is very unusual for Pseudoephedrine to make you drowsy. Quite the opposite, it is actually a stimulant for most people, and one of the well-known side effects is insomnia. If you are drowsy, it is more likely one of the other ingredients or you're underlying medical condition for which you are taking the medication. (or poor sleep brought on by the medication). ...Read more

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Yesterday I took zyrtec, but today I took actifed... Any possible harm resulting in the interactions between these two?

Yesterday I took zyrtec, but today I took actifed... Any possible harm resulting in the interactions between these two?

No: The dose of Zyrtec can reach four-folds or more without any ill effects (other than drowsiness for some people). The dose of actifed is limited by the presence of pseudoephedrine which can cause cardiovascular problems as well as nervousness when overdosed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of actifed?

What are the side effects of actifed?

Dizziness, headaches: Some 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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What is the definition or description of: Actifed overdose?

Actifed overdose: Actifed (chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine) is a combination antihistamine and nasal decongestant medication. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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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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Can I take sleeping tablets with actifed?

Can I take sleeping tablets with actifed?

Yes.: However, actifed causes drowsiness in many people, so you may not need to take a sleep aid. ...Read more

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My 6 month old daughter has been prescribed 1ml of Actifed, but we aren't sure if this is safe.

My 6 month old daughter has been prescribed 1ml of Actifed, but we aren't sure if this is safe.

Safe ? maybe .....: I would NEVER prescribe or suggest using this med for any 6 mo infant. Period. ...Read more

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

Is it safe to have an 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 its 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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I have a cold and started Actifed yellow syrup. It makes me sleepy so today I tried Snip. Should I continue taking both or 1 of them? Thanks

I have a cold and started Actifed yellow syrup. It makes me sleepy so today I tried Snip. Should I continue taking both or 1 of them? Thanks

Well : In general follow directions take daytime medications for cold symptoms in the day at nighttime medications at night it's best not to take them both at the same time. Contact your physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

Actifed Allergy (Definition)

Actifed is a antihistamine / nasal decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Actifed (Definition)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more