Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets

Generic Name: Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine HCl

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  • What is this medication?

    Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets contain an antihistamine and nasal decongestant. This medication is intended to provide temporary relief from runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, and nasal or throat itching due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies.

    It can also temporarily relieve runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion due to the common cold.

  • Are there any warnings associated with Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    Do not use Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets if you are taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or for 2 weeks after stopping a MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    Do not exceed the recommended dose of this medication.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if nervousness, sleepiness, or dizziness occur, or if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever.

    Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery when using this medication.

    Store this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI.

    Ask a doctor before using this medication if you have heart disease, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, difficulty urinating due to prostate gland enlargement, a breathing problem like emphysema or chronic bronchitis, or glaucoma.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Talk to your doctor before using Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    When using this product, drowsiness may occur. In addition, Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets may cause excitability, especially in children.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    Avoid alcoholic drinks when using Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    When using this medication, alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets are taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets with sedatives, tranquilizers, alcohol, or MAOIs.

  • What is the usual dosage of Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 1 tablet every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children <12 years: Do not use this product in children under 12.

  • How should I store Actifed Cold and Allergy Tablets?

    Store at room temperature.