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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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Cough (Definition)

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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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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 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

Actifed (Definition)

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


Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine (Definition)

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