What is Multi-Action Actifed Chesty Coughs?
This Actifed syrup is a solution for chesty coughs that works to relieve the symptoms and ease breathing that may have been affected. The active ingredients for this medicine are:
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to loosen the mucus that is trapped in the chest, throat, and nose. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that will provide relief for a blocked nose by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nose. Triprolidine is an antihistamine that also works to reduce the effects of a cold.
What causes a chesty cough?
A chesty cough is the result of mucus or phlegm blocking the airways in the nose, chest, and throat, as well as the nose. This causes the cough reaction, which is the body’s reaction and attempts to remove the mucus from the body. The increase in mucus is caused by a cold or flu that causes more mucus to be produced by the body.
Who is this medicine suitable for?
This Actifed medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in this medicine should not use it. This medicine should also not be used if:
- You have high blood pressure
- You have severe heart disease
- Taken any antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last two weeks
- You are taking any other cold and flu medication
If you are taking medication for another condition. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 u pharmacist before using.
Can this Actifed medicine be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
How should Multi-Action Actifed Chesty Coughs be used?
Take 10ml, two 5ml spoonfuls, every 4-6 hours, up to four times a day. Do not exceed four doses in a 24-hour period. If symptoms still persist after using, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, such as a skin rash
- Increased heartbeat
- Prostate problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Dry mouth, nose, or throat
If you notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Actifed Mucus Cough, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Actifed is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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