Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine - Drug Information

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General Information on Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine

Generic Name : Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine

Pronunciation : soo doe e fed’ rin - trye proe’ li deen

Latest prescription information about Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Cough And Cold Preparations

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine

India- Actifed, Isofed, Isofed Tab, Megatuss-D, Mod’s Acti, Nocold Plu, Recofast, Rhinosoz.
International- Actifed, Pseudodine, Triacin, Vi-Sudo, Zymine-DRX.

Why is Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains decongestant and antihistamine, prescribed for itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny or stuffy nose caused by hay fever, allergies and common cold.  It blocks histamine's action and shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages.

When should Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Concurrent use or within 2 week of stopping MAOIs, severe high blood pressure and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine?

Adult: PO- Allergic rhinitis; Cold and flu symptoms: Per tab contains triprolidine HCl 2.5 mg and pseudoephedrine HCl 60 mg: 1 tab 4-6 hourly, up to 4 times/day.

How should Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine?

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, sugar, difficulty in urinating, thyroid or heart disease, intestinal blockage, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine?

Dry mouth, nose and throat, skin rashes, fast heart rate, drowsiness, dizziness, sleep disturbances and urinary retention.

What are the other precautions for Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine?

Store it at room temperature.

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