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ACTIFED EXPECTORANT

Found in: Cyprus Singapore

Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Triprolidine
2
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.

3
Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin is an expectorant the action of which promotes or facilitates the removal of secretions from the respiratory tract. The precise mechanism of action of guaifenesin is not known; however, it is thought to act as an expectorant by increasing the volume and reducing the viscosity of secretions in the trachea and bronchi. In turn, this may increase the efficiency of the cough reflex and facilitate removal of the secretions. Guaifenesin is over-the-counter drug for the treatment of cough and common cold.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
R05CA10
Combinations
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CA Expectorants

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Sciences Authority (SG)
Identifier(s): 03436P