Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs is a medicine that is used to help relieve dry coughs and related congestion symptoms.
The liquid contains triprolidine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps stop sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride which is a decongestant that unblocks stuffy noses, and dextromethorphan hydrobromide which is an antitussive to help stop coughing.
This medicine contains tripolidine hydrochloride, which is an antihistamine that helps relieve sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that helps with congestion of the nose and, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, which acts as an antitussive to help stop coughing.
The medicine is for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over.
How To Use Actifed Linctus Dry Coughs Multi-Action
Check the table that follows to see how much
medicine to take.
For oral use only.
Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to.
Do not use to sedate a child
Do not overfill the spoon
Adults and Children aged 12 years and over
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Take two large 5 ml spoonfuls every 4 – 6 hours, up to 4 times a day
Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
If symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking Actifed Linctus Dry Coughs Multi-Action
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine can lead to dependence.
Therefore the treatment should be of short duration.
Do not use this medicine…
If you have ever had a bad reaction to pseudoephedrine, triprolidine, dextromethorphan or any of the other ingredients.
If you suffer from lung disease.
If you have diabetes
If you have a phaeochromocytoma (rare tumour that affects your heart rate and blood pressure)
If you have an overactive thyroid gland
If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
If you have severe kidney problems
If you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure)
If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or
Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).
If you are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (used to treat depression and anxiety such as fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline)
For children under 12 years old.
Like all medicines, Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical help:
Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
Allergic reactions including skin rashes such as hives (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin) and itching.
Feeling unusually tired, unexpected bruising or bleeding and getting more infections (such as colds) than normal.
Hallucinations, paranoid delusions or fits
Sudden onset of fever, reddening of the skin, or many small pustules (possible symptoms of Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis – AGEP) may occur within the first 2 days of treatment with this medicine (See section 2).
Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, visual disturbances
Inflammation of the colon due to insufficient blood supply (ischaemic colitis). Symptoms may include sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding.
If you experience any of the following, stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor:
A fast or irregular heartbeat or an increased awareness of the heartbeat (palpitations)
Trouble passing water (especially in men with prostate problems)
Restlessness or sleep disturbances
Multi-Action ACTIFED Dry Coughs contains 1.25 mg triprolidine hydrochloride, 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and 10 mg dextromethorphan hydrobromide in each 5 ml.
Excipients with known effect:
Sorbitol solution (E420)
Methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218)
Ponceau 4R (E124)
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