Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Actifed Compound Linctus?

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is used for Cough, Nasal congestion, Hay fever, Upper respiratory allergies, Sinus congestion and pressure, Upper respiratory symptoms and other conditions. Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup contains Codeine Phosphate, Pseudoephedrine Hcl and Triprolidine Hcl as active ingredients.
    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup works by stimulating the alpha-adrenergic receptors; blocking the action of histamine receptor; broken down by the liver into morphine;
    Glaxo Wellcome Gmbh manufactures Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup.
    Detailed information related to Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup Uses

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
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    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 2, 3, 4

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2, 3, 4
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    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Addison’s disease
    • Avoid driving a car or operating machinery
    • Avoid taking alcohol or other central nervous system depressants
    • Biliary tract disease
    • Constipation is a side effect and can be relieved by stool softeners
    References: 1, 2, 3, 3

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Antianxiety agents
    • Anticholinergics
    • Antiemetics
    • Antihistamines
    • Antipsychotics
    References: 2, 3, 4
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    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Acute or severe bronchial asthma
    • Hypercarbia
    • Hypersensitivity to codeine
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    • Paralytic ileus
    • Postoperative pain management in children who have undergone tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy
    References: 2, 3, 4
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    Where to Buy Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

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    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Pseudoephedrine Hcl: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Triprolidine Hcl: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Codeine Phosphate: No
      References: 1 2 3
    • Is Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup safe while breastfeeding?
      • Pseudoephedrine Hcl: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Triprolidine Hcl: No
      • Codeine Phosphate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 1 2 3
    • Can Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup be used for cough and nasal congestion?
      Yes, cough and nasal congestion are among the most common reported uses for Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup. Please do not use Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup for cough and nasal congestion without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8

    Overdosage of Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 9, 10, 11

    Storage of Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Expired Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup

    • Taking a single dose of expired Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 16, 17

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Packages and Strengths

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup is available in the following packages and strengths
    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Packages: 100ml Bottle

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Actifed Compound Linctus Syrup - Demographic Information


    1. Dailymed LABEL: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE- pseudoephedrine hcl tablet, film coated - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. DailyMed LABEL: PSEUDODINE C- triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate syrup - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. DailyMed. CODEINE SULFATE- codeine sulfate tablet. Accessed 11/18/2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. Pubchem Pseudoephedrine Hcl - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    5. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    6. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    7. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    8. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    9. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    14. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    15. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    16. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    17. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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