This brand name is authorized in Cyprus, Lithuania, Malta, Singapore

Active ingredients

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

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.

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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.

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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
R05CA10 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 drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: LT Valstybinฤ— vaistลณ kontrolฤ—s tarnyba Identifier(s): 1010802
Country: MT Medicines Authority Identifier(s): MA192/02003, MA192/02004
Country: SG Health Sciences Authority Identifier(s): 03436P

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