Actifed Syrup 100ml

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Actifed Syrup 100ml

Actifed Syrup is used for the relief of cold and allergy symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion and blocked sinuses. The liquid contains 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. This medicine is suitable for use in adults and children aged 6 years and over.

Directions for use:

Adults and children 12 years and over: Two 5ml spoonfuls every 4-6 hours, up to a maximum of four times a day. Leave at least four hours between the doses.

Children 6 - 12 years: One 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours, up to a maximum of three times a day. Leave at least four hours between the doses.
Maximum daily dose: 15ml syrup.

A pharmacist or other healthcare professional should be consulted before use in children aged 6 to 12 years.

Use only when simple measures have failed to provide adequate relief.

Use for more than 5 consecutive days is not recommended.


  • May cause drowsiness.  If affected, do not drive or operate machinery.  Avoid alcoholic drink.
  • Do not take with any other cough and cold medicine.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed below
  • If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or currently taking any other medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • if symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
  • Children: Do not use to sedate a child.

Do not use this medicine:

If you have ever had a bad reaction (allergic reaction) to any of the ingredients (listed  below). 

If you have high blood pressure or heart disease. 

If you are taking beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure). 

If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase (RIMAs).

If you are taking any other cough and cold medicines

If you have lung disease or breathing problems.

If you have diabetes.

If you have severe kidney problems. 

If you have an overactive thyroid gland.

If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).

If you have difficulty in passing water or need to pass water often (for example, due to prostate problems, or infection or inflammation of the bladder or urinary tract). 

If you have a pheochromocytoma (rare tumour which affects your heart rate and blood pressure). If any of these applies, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Actifed Syrup. 

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

If you have kidney or severe liver problems 

If you are susceptible to glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)

If you have blocked arteries or veins (occlusive vascular disease).

If you are being treated for a thyroid disorder. 

If you have prostate problems (difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often

If you have alcohol dependence.

If you have epilepsy.

If you experience the following, stop taking the product immediately and contact your doctor:

A feverish generalised red rash associated with pustules. 

Sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding may occur with Actifed Syrup, due to inflammation of the colon (ischemic colitis). If you develop these gastro-intestinal symptoms, stop takin Actifed Syrup, and contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately . 

Sudden severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, fits, visual disturbances. 

Reduction of blood flow to your optic nerve may occur with Actifed Syrup. If you develop sudden loss of vision, stop taking Actifed Syrup and contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately 

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if  you or your child is taking any other medicines


Driving and using machines

This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, reduce Alertness and impair hearing. Avoid alcoholic drink.


The active ingredients in Actifed Syrup are: Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30 mg and triprolidine hydrochloride 1.25 mg in each 5 ml spoonful. Other ingredients are: Sucrose, glycerol, methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218), sodium benzoate (E211) quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110) and purified water.

Keep all medicines out of the sight & reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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