What are Multi-Action Actifed Tablets?
These tablets are a form of treatment that works to relieve the effects of a cold, the flu, or an allergy. These tablets contain two active ingredients, which are:
- Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
- Triprolidine hydrochloride
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that helps to treat nasal congestion by thinning the blood vessels that have become swollen as a result of an infection. Triprolidine is an antihistamine that stops sneezing, a runny nose, and watery eyes.
What causes a cold or the flu?
Both of the cold and the flu are viral infections that are caused by germs that spread through the air by someone who is infected coughing or sneezing, or who has touched hard surfaces. Germs on surfaces that have been touched can last for up to 24 hours.
Who are these tablets suitable for?
These Actifed tablets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the tablets should not use them. These tablets should also not be used by anyone who has or has had any of the following:
- Very high blood pressure
- Severe heart disease
- Taking or taken in the last 14 days antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
If you are taking any medication for any other condition, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?
Speak to a medical professional for advice before using these tablets.
How should Multi-Action Actifed Tablets be used?
Take one tablet every 4-6 hours up to four times a day. If symptoms persist after using, speak to a doctor for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects when using these tablets include:
- Skin rashes that can be itchy
- An increased heartbeat
- Men with prostate problems may experience trouble passing urine
If you notice any side effect, 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 Tablets, 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.
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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Pseudoephedrine, Triprolidine
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