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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.

Dose advice


  • 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.


Schedule 2

Common side effects

  • Mild sedation, insomnia.
  • Urinary retention (usually in male patients with prostatic enlargement)

Uncommon side effects

  • Rash
  • Sleep disturbances, hallucinations

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 October, 2015


Created by: myVMC