ACTCOFED

Brand name authorized in: Hong Kong

Active ingredients

The drug ACTCOFED contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):

1 Codeine
UNII GSL05Y1MN6 - CODEINE PHOSPHATE

Codeine is a centrally acting weak analgesic. Codeine exerts its effect through μ opioid receptors, although codeine has low affinity for these receptors, and its analgesic effect is due to its conversion to morphine. Codeine, particularly in combination with other analgesics such as paracetamol, has been shown to be effective in acute nociceptive pain.

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2 Ephedrine
UNII NLJ6390P1Z - EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine acting directly on the alpha and beta receptors and indirectly by increasing the release of noradrenaline by the sympathetic nerve endings. As with any sympathomimetic agent, ephedrine stimulates the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and the sphincters of the digestive and urinary systems.

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3 Promethazine
UNII R61ZEH7I1I - PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Promethazine is a potent, long acting, antihistamine with additional anti-emetic central sedative and anti-cholinergic properties.

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Unique identifiers

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country
Identification scheme
Identifier(s)
HK
Department of Health Drug Office
Identifier(s): 66297