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Actifed Plus Suspension

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Paracetamol, Triprolidine, Phenylpropanolamine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: July 18, 2019

Actifed Plus Suspension, classified as a mild analgesic, is used to treat fever and is the most commonly used pain reliever. It is used to relieve pain in case of a backache, a headache, arthritis and a toothache. It reduces pain in the body caused due to fever. It is often given to patients who suffer from cancer or have undergone surgery, to help them cope up with the pain. Actifed Plus Suspension is normally administered orally or rectally, it is also available for intravenous administration.

Actifed Plus Suspension does not have any serious side effects. It is safe to use this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, in rare cases skin rashes may occur accompanied by nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. You should stop using Actifed Plus Suspension if you experience an allergic reaction to it or notice any other serious symptoms like dark urine, clay-colored stools or jaundice. Overdosing may result in liver failure.

You should not take Actifed Plus Suspension if –

  • You are allergic to Actifed Plus Suspension
  • You are suffering from a serious liver disorder.
  • You normally consume more than 3 alcohol beverages per day or have a history of alcoholism.

There are several drugs that may interact with Actifed Plus Suspension. Inform your doctor about all the other medications that you take including vitamins, minerals, prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs and herbal products. For adults Actifed Plus Suspension the general dose for fever and pain is 325-650 mg tablets once in every 4 to 6 hours or 1000mg tablets once in every 6 to 8 hours. It is advised to be guided by the doctor’s prescription and never to exceed the prescribed dosage.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Fever

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used to provide temporary relief from fever without treating the underlying cause.
  • Headache

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used to relieve acute headaches including migraine.
  • Muscle Pain

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the muscles.
  • Menstrual Cramps

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used to relieve pain and cramping associated with menstrual cycle in women.
  • Post Immunization Pyrexia

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used in the treatment of pain and fever that sets in after one has taken vaccinations.
  • Arthritis

    Actifed Plus Suspension is used to relieve joint pain including mild to moderate pain in arthritis.
  • Allergy

    Actifed Plus Suspension is not recommended if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
  • Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

    Actifed Plus Suspension is not recommended if you suffer from impaired kidney function due to excessive usage of painkillers or otherwise.
  • Liver Disease

    Actifed Plus Suspension is metabolised by the liver and is not recommended if you suffer from impaired liver function.
  • Nausea or Vomiting

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause nausea and vomiting along with other symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth etc.
  • Fever

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause low to moderate fever with or without chills.
  • Allergic skin reaction

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause red spots on skin, rashes, hives and itching.
  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause discolouration of urine along with sudden decrease in amount.
  • Anemia

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause anemia like symptoms in some patients.
  • Fatigue

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause tiredness and weakness with pain and twitching of the muscle.
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Actifed Plus Suspension can cause this rare but potentially fatal allergic reaction of the skin that requires immediate treatment.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of Paracetamol (primary constituent of Actifed Plus Suspension) can be observed within an hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous injection, the pain-relieving action starts in 5-10 minutes. For fever reduction, the time taken is about 30 minutes.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor. Oral administration of the medicine should be preferred over intravenous route.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    Actifed Plus Suspension is usually taken as and when required. If the medicine is taken on a regular basis, then the missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. You should not take the missed dose if it is time for taking the next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Actifed Plus Suspension overdosage could cause harmful effects to the body. Early symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain while late symptoms include yellowing of skin and eye, severe abdominal pain and dark color urine.
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Actifed Plus Suspension is a pain relief medication that is administered both orally and intravenously. It selectively inhibits enzyme function in the brain which allows it to treat pain and fever. It activates certain receptors in the brain that inhibit pain signals.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Alcoholism

    This medicine should be given with extreme caution if you are a chronic alcoholic. Usage of alcohol should be avoided and any symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority.

    Liver Disease

    Actifed Plus Suspension should be given with extreme caution to if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning disease. Symptoms like nausea, fever, rashes, darkened urine should be reported to the doctor on priority. Clinical monitoring of liver function should be done at regular intervals.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    N/A

    You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like fever, chills, rashes, joint pain and swelling, excessive weakness, nausea should be immediately reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    5-HIAA Urine Test

    You may get a false-positive result for this test if you take Actifed Plus Suspension.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Carbamazepine

    Actifed Plus Suspension should not be taken with Carbamazepine. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.

    Phenytoin

    Actifed Plus Suspension should not be taken with Phenytoin. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor. Any symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, skin rash, loss of appetite should be reported promptly.

    Sodium Nitrite

    Actifed Plus Suspension should not be taken while on Sodium Nitrite. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.

    Leflunomide

    Actifed Plus Suspension should not be taken while on leflunomide. Usage of either of the drug should be reported to the doctor. Symptoms like fever, chills, nausea, yellowing of skin should be promptly reported.

    Prilocaine

    Actifed Plus Suspension should not be taken while on Prilocaine. Symptoms like discoloration of skin, rashes, headache, dizziness, increased heartbeat should be promptly reported to the doctor.

Ques: What is Actifed Plus Suspension?

Ans: Paracetamol is a medication which has Paracetamol as active ingredients present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the release of pain and fever chemical messengers. It is also used to avoid muscle pain and arthritis symptoms. Paracetamol is used to treat conditions such as Post immunization pyrexia, menstrual cramps and fever.Paracetamol is a medication which has Paracetamol as active ingredients present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the release of pain and fever chemical messengers. It is also used to avoid muscle pain and arthritis symptoms. Paracetamol is used to treat conditions such as Post immunization pyrexia, menstrual cramps and fever.

Ques: What are the uses of Actifed Plus Suspension?

Ans: Paracetamol is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Post immunization pyrexia, menstrual cramps and fever. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like muscle pain and arthritis symptoms. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Paracetamol to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Actifed Plus Suspension?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Paracetamol. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include allergic reaction, gastric ulcers, fatigue and anemia. Apart from these, using Paracetamol may further lead to stevens johnson syndrome, nausea and vomiting. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Actifed Plus Suspension?

Ans: Paracetamol should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Paracetamol. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: Should I use Actifed Plus Suspension empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The consumption of this medication is done orally. If you take this medication with the food, the reactions that took place in the body carry outs in a much effective manner. Your stomach might get upset if you take this medication on an empty stomach. It is advised to consult a doctor before taking Paracetamol.

Ques: How long do I need to use Actifed Plus Suspension before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking Paracetamol longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: You can follow your normal diet under the usage of this medication. Avoidance of any specific food product is not required. Though staying away from practices like drinking and smoking can improve your health.

Ques: Will Actifed Plus Suspension be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking over-dosage of this medication may trigger side effects. If the severity of the condition is not reducing with the recommended dosage of Paracetamol, then the doctor should be consulted for re-examining your condition.
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