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Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml

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FORMULATriprolidine HCl 1.25/5 mg + Pseudoephedrine HCl 30/5 mg + Dextromethorphan HBr 10/5 mg
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPESyrup
About

About

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml perfectly combines of an antihistamine (Triprolidine),a decongestant (Pseudoephedrine) and a cough suppressant (Dextromethorphan) in one powerful drug that helps relieves cough by breaking down mucus stuck to the bronchial tubes in the lungs,thereby widening the airways and allowing easy passage of air through the lungs.

A teaspoon or two,is commonly prescribed to be ingested once or twice daily.The dosage Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is dependent upon the patient’s age,medical condition,patient’s response to the drug,any medications patient might be having along with Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml and any adverse effects felt by the patient.It is recommended that patients ingest Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.This medication is known to make you drowsy hence,if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 2 years but is considered unsafe to be recommended to lactating and pregnant women.Adverse effects such as headache,stomach problems and drowsiness are commonly felt by patients and they tend to resolve on their own in a few hours to days time.If you miss a dose of the medication,make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Indications

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml can be used to treat:

  • Asthma
  • Productive or dry cough
  • Emphysema 
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Allergic cough 

How Does Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml Work

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml relieves cough by breaking down mucus stuck to the bronchial tubes in the lungs,thereby widening the airways and allowing easy passage of air through the lungs.

How To Use Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is available in liquid form in a glass bottle.Medicine is to be shaken well before each use and the dose ought to be clearly measured out before ingesting.For children it is advised that an adult administer each carefully measured dose of Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml.Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Treatment with Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml should not exceed more than 7- 14 consecutive days.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablespoon or two is advised to be ingested once daily

Child Dosage

½ or 1 teaspoon is advised to be ingested once daily

Elderly Dosage 

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women.If you are undergoing treatment with Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe kidney impairment 
  • Moderate to severe liver impairment 
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Children under the age of 2 years 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Patients taking sedatives (such as opioids) 
  • Uncontrolled hypertension 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml:

  • History of lung disease 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease 
  • Mild to moderate lung disease (such as, Chronic Bronchitis and/or emphysema) 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease 
  • History of alcohol abuse
  • Diabetes 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml:

  • Alcohol 
  • Isoflurane 
  • Chloroform 
  • Cyclopropane 
  • CNS depressants (such as,Barbiturates and opioids) 
  • Bethanidine 
  • Halothane 
  • Isocarboxazid 
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors 
  • Alprazolam 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Dry mouth 
  • Dizziness 
  • Lethargy/fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Disturbance in vision 
  • Postural hypotension

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.

Key Facts About Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml

  • Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is a cough medicine 
  • Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is safe to be prescribed to children aged 2 years and above 
  • Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant and/or lactating women
  • A tablespoon or two is the commonly prescribed to adults 

FAQ

#1.Can I Consume Alcohol With Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml?

Alcohol is known to cause drowsiness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml causes drowsiness as well.

#2.How To Store Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml?

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

This medication is known to make you drowsy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#4.What If I Take Too Much Of Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5.What If I Miss A Dose Of Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#6.How Is Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml Supposed To Be Taken?

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is available in tablet form and can be ingested either with or without food.Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#7.How Does Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml Work?

Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml relieves cough by breaking down mucus stuck to the bronchial tubes in the lungs,thereby widening the airways and allowing easy passage of air through the lungs.

#8.Will Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml Affect My Sexual Activity?

No,there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#9.Can I Take Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml During My Pregnancy?

No.Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested while pregnant with the consent of a doctor.

#10.Can I Take Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml While Breastfeeding?

No,Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested during lactation.

#11.What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Actifed DM Cough Syrup 90 ml?

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 



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