Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride; Triprolidine hydrochloride
Product Name: Actifed
Used in the treatment of respiratory tract disorders. Including: runny nose (rhinitis), hay fever, nasal congestion and the common cold. Actifed may benefit patients with middle ear infections.
Actifed contains two ingredients and acts as an antihistamine and a decongestant.
- 1 tablet OR 10 mL elixir, three times daily.
- 6-12 years: Half a tablet OR 5.0-7.5 mL elixir, three times daily.
- 2-5 years: 2.5-5.0 mL elixir, three times daily.
- As for adults, though monitor renal and/or hepatic function if concerned.
- Use in pregnancy.
- There is no evidence that Actifed causes teratogenic effects, though all drugs should be avoided in the first trimester.
- Use in lactation.
- Actifed components are excreted in breast milk, though the effect on breastfed infants is not known.
Common side effects
- Mild sedation, insomnia.
- Urinary retention (usually in male patients with prostatic enlargement)
Uncommon side effects
- Sleep disturbances, hallucinations
For further information talk to your doctor.