ACTIFED COMPOUND

Brand name authorized in: Hong Kong Singapore

Active ingredients

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

1 Pseudoephedrine
UNII 6V9V2RYJ8N - PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Pseudoephedrine is a sympathomimetic agent with direct and indirect effects on adrenergic receptors. It has alpha and beta adrenergic activity and some stimulant effect on the central nervous system. The sympathomimetic effect of pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

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2 Triprolidine
UNII YAN7R5L890 - TRIPROLIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE
3 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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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Combinations
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05D Cough suppressants, excl. combinations with expectorants → R05DA Opium alkaloids and derivatives
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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): 03785
SG
Health Sciences Authority
Identifier(s): 02811P