ACTIFED EXPECTORANT

Active ingredients

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

UNII YAN7R5L890 - TRIPROLIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE
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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UNII 495W7451VQ - 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.

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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 → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CA Expectorants
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Authorization and marketing

This brand name is authorized in the following countries: Cyprus Lithuania Singapore

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

Country
Identification scheme
Identifier(s)
LT
Valstybinė vaistų kontrolės tarnyba
Identifier(s): 1010802
SG
Health Sciences Authority
Identifier(s): 03436P