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Coldact Drops

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsChlorpheniramine (2 mg/ml) + Phenylephrine (5 mg/ml)
Description
Coldact Drops is a combination of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylephrine. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of common cold and allergies such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, itching of the nose and throat, watery eyes, congested nose, etc. in children. It reduces the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal (nose) passages and helps to ease the blocked or stuffy nose. It also stops the action of a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. Coldact Drops may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleepiness and headache. If these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen, consult your child's doctor. Coldact Drops can be given with or without food, as instructed by the doctor. Make sure your child takes this medicine for the recommended duration. If the treatment is stopped early, the symptoms may recur, and your child's condition may worsen. Coldact Drops is not recommended for use if your child is allergic to it. This medicine should be used with caution if your child has liver, kidney, or heart problems, or asthma (narrowing of the airways causing breathing difficulty). Inform your child’s doctor if your child is on any other medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Coldact Drops

  • Sleepiness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Nasal irritation
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Tiredness

Uses of Coldact Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Common Cold
  • Nasal congestion
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required by Coldact Drops to show its action is not clinically known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Coldact Drops remains active in your child's body is not clinically known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Coldact Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Coldact Drops is meant for use in children.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Coldact Drops is meant for use in children.

Allergy

Avoid giving Coldact Drops if your child is allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any worsening of allergic symptoms such as skin rash, redness and/or itching (especially of the face, lips, throat, etc.), dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc. after giving this medicine to your child.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Coldact Drops is meant for use in children.

Breast-feeding

Coldact Drops is meant for use in children.
General warnings

Kidney impairment

Coldact Drops should be given with caution if your child has severe kidney problems. It may cause accumulation of this medicine in your child's body and increase the risk of side effects. Consult the doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Liver Disease

Coldact Drops is broken down in the liver. This medicine should be given with caution if your child has severe liver problems because it can further increase the risk of liver damage. Consult the doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Missed Dose

If you missed giving a dose of Coldact Drops to your child, make sure that you remember to give the next dose when it is due. Do not give two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never give more than the prescribed dose of Coldact Drops to your child. If you suspect that you might have given an overdose of this medicine, seek immediate medical attention.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Linezolid

Nortriptyline

Betaxolol

Atenolol

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

Coldact Drops should be used with extreme caution if your child has any condition related to the heart and blood vessels. This medicine can cause increased heart rate and high blood pressure especially if given in high doses. Consult the doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which the airways become narrow and cause breathing difficulty. Coldact Drops should be used with caution if your child has asthma or any other respiratory condition as it may worsen your child's condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Give Coldact Drops as per dose and duration suggested by your paediatrician. Inform the doctor if your child experiences any severe side effects that persist or become worse. Give this medicine to your child for the recommended duration. Do not stop giving this medication to your child without consulting the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Coldact Drops contains Chlorpheniramine and Phenylephrine. Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of a chemical substance (histamine) in the body and provides relief from allergy. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal (nose) passages and makes it easier for your child to breathe.
Legal Status

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Upper respiratory combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

Drugs, H., 2021. Chlorpheniramine: MedlinePlus Drug Information. [online] Medlineplus.gov. Available at: < [Accessed 6 July 2021].

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682543.html>

Drugs, H., 2021. Phenylephrine: MedlinePlus Drug Information. [online] Medlineplus.gov. Available at: < [Accessed 6 July 2021].

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606008.html>
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Information on this page was last updated on 2 Dec 2021

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