Actifed Multi-Action Dry Coughs - 100ml

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What is Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs?

Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs is a medicine that is intended to relieve the effects of a dry cough. This liquid contains three active ingredients that help to treat the symptoms of a dry cough. These ingredients are:

  • Dextromethorphan hydrobromide
  • Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
  • Triprolidine hydrochloride

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that helps to stop a cough from occurring. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that helps to relieve the effects of a blocked nose by thinning the blood vessels that have become swollen due to an infection. Triprolidine is an antihistamine that treats several symptoms, including sneezing, a runny nose, and watery eyes.


What causes a dry cough?

A dry cough can be caused by several different conditions. The most common causes are a cold, the flu, and allergies. A dry begins as a result of irritation in the throat because of germs that have entered the body. It is often the case that these germs spread, causing other symptoms. Of course, germs can enter the body elsewhere, such as the nose or mouth and then move down into the throat. A dry cough can also be caused by smoking and heartburn/acid reflux.


Who is this Multi-Action medicine suitable for?

This medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the medicine should not use it. This medicine should also not be used by anyone who any of the following applies to:

  • Very high blood pressure
  • Severe heart disease
  • Taken antidepressants are known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days
  • Taking the antibacterial agent furazolidone
  • Have a long-term cough, or a cough that brings up blood
  • Taking any other cough treatments

If you are using medication for another condition, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then it is recommended that you speak to a medical professional before using this medicine.


How should Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs be used?

Using the included measuring spoon, measure out 5ml and take it by swallowing the syrup. Take 10ml of the medicine every 4-6 hours as needed, up to 4 times a day. If symptoms still appear after using this medicine, 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:

  • Hallucinations, though it is very rare
  • Itchy skin rashes
  • An increased heartbeat
  • Men with prostate issues may find it more difficult to pass water
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Drowsiness

If you notice any side effect, stop using this medicine and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for Multi-Action Actifed Dry Coughs, 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 this is the best choice for you.


More Information

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

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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Actifed Multi-Action Dry Coughs - 100ml Reviews

Mr Few,
dos what it says on the box
Maxene Duxbury,
The only product that works to alleviate cough and cold symptoms
This is fine for at night when you have a bad cough . But not for regular use as it does make you drowsy

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