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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Actifed (Definition)

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

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How to take actifed: 2 or 3 times a day? If there' s a runny nose (cold symptoms)

How to take actifed: 2 or 3 times a day? If there' s a runny nose (cold symptoms)

3x daily short time: Actifed should be taken every 8 hrs to have the most effect on runny nose. That is appropriate if you have hay fever. If you have runny nose from other conditions see your doctor before taking actifed. And actifed should not be used for more than 4-5 days. ...Read more

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My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

Pediatric fever: If the baby is not feeding properly, continuously irritable, sleeping excessively, or behaving quite differently than they do normally it would be prudent to have them seen and re-examined by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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After took panadol (acetaminophen) cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

After took panadol (acetaminophen) cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?

No: You shouldn't use both at the same time. If you want to switch from one to the other, wait until it is time for your next dose of the panadol, (acetaminophen) but then take the actifed instead. They are different medicines, but act in almost exactly the same fashion, so taking them together will result in too high a dose. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Actifed overdose?

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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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

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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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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 your underlying medical condition for which you are taking the medication. (or poor sleep brought on by the medication). ...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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What is the definition or description of: Actifed allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Actifed allergy?

Actifed allergy: 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 adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/actifed. Html ...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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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

Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine (Definition)

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