This brand name is authorized in Hong Kong, Singapore

Active ingredients

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

1 Pseudoephedrine

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
3 Codeine

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. The anti-tussive activity of codeine is probably due to its depressant effect on the medullary cough centre in the brain.

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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
R05DA20 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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Authorization and marketing

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

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: HK Department of Health Drug Office Identifier(s): 03785
Country: SG Health Sciences Authority Identifier(s): 02811P

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