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MULTI-ACTION ACTIFED TABLETS

Active substance(s): PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE / TRIPROLIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Multi-Action ACTIFED ®
Tablets
pseudoephedrine, triprolidine
This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of
colds, flu and allergies including runny nose, watery
eyes, nasal congestion and blocked sinuses.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged
12 years and over.


This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over
12 years.

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children
aged over 12 years but a few people should not use it. If
you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take this medicine…


If you have very high blood pressure or

severe heart disease.

There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them See
Section 2 c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients See Section 6 c





Speak to your doctor:





2 Before taking this
medicine

Do not use this medicine:







If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in
Section 2. See Section 2 c
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See
Section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. See
Section 3 c


If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients.
If you are taking, or have taken in the last two
weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
If you are taking furazolidone (an antibacterial
agent).

If any of these apply to you, get advice from

a doctor or pharmacist without taking
Multi-Action Actifed Tablets.

Talk to your doctor or
pharmacist…

Now read this whole leaflet carefully before
you use this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might



need it again.



1 What the medicine is for



Multi-Action Actifed Tablets is a medicine which is used
to relieve the symptoms of colds, flu and allergies
including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, nasal
congestion and blocked sinuses. The tablets contain
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant
that relieves nasal and sinus congestion and triprolidine
hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps stop
sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.

If you have liver or kidney problems.
If you have high blood pressure or heart
disease.
If you have diabetes or if you been told by
your doctor that you have an intolerance to

some sugars.





If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in
the eye).
If you have prostate problems (difficulty with
passing water or needing to pass water often).

If you are taking alcohol.
If you are taking any other medicines, including:
■ Sedatives (drugs used to treat anxiety and
tension).
■ Antihypertensives (drugs used to treat high
blood pressure such as guanethidine,
methyldopa, alpha and beta blockers, debrisoquine,
bretylium and betanidine).
■ Sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants or appetite
suppressants and drugs used to treat
congestion and asthma).
■ Tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat
mood disorders).
If you are not sure about any of the medicines
you are taking, show the bottle or pack to
your pharmacist.

If any of these bullet points apply to you now or
in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding


Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding.

Special warnings about this
medicine


This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected,
do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid
alcoholic drink.

Some of the ingredients can cause
problems


This medicine contains lactose. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking
this medicine.

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3 How to take this
medicine
Check the tables below to see how
much medicine to take.



For oral use only.
Do not use more than the stated dose shown in
the table.

Children aged 12 years or under

This medicine is not recommended for children
aged 12 years or under.

Adults and children over 12 years

4 Possible side-effects

6 Further information

Multi-Action Actifed Tablets can have side-effects, like
all medicines, although these don't affect everyone and
are usually mild.

What’s in this medicine?

If you experience any of the following,
stop using this medicine and talk to
your doctor:
■A

Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de Maigremont,
27100 Val de Reuil, France.

Dose

Other effects which may occur include:

Adults and
children over
12 years old

One tablet every
4 - 6 hours, up to
4 times a day








Leave at least 4 hours between doses.
Do not give more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.

If anyone has too much

If anyone has taken too many tablets contact a
doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency
Department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack
with you.

If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose
when needed provided that the last dose was
taken at least 4 hours ago. Do not take a
double dose.

Other ingredients are: Lactose, maize starch,
povidone and magnesium stearate.

few people have had hallucinations, but this is rare.
Occasionally people get skin rashes that are
sometimes itchy.
■ A few people may find their heartbeat increased.
■ A few men, especially men with prostate problems,
may have trouble passing water.


Age



The active ingredients in Multi-Action Actifed
Tablets are: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60 mg
and triprolidine hydrochloride 2.5 mg in each tablet.

Restlessness, having trouble getting to sleep or bad
dreams.
Drowsiness.
Dry mouth, nose or throat.

What the medicine looks like
Multi-Action Actifed Tablets are white tablets
available in packs of 12.

This leaflet was revised April 2012.
Actifed is a registered trade mark.

If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

5 Storing this medicine
Store below 25°C.
Store in the original package to protect from light and
moisture.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an
expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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