Actocold® day (Acetaminophen/phenylephrine)



Product Description:

Actocold® day is a drug brand with a combination of acetaminophen/phenylephrine produced by actoverco pharmaceutical factory. Actocold ® day is a pain reliever and decongestant drug.

Product Introduction

Dosage Forms:

Actocold® day sachet contains 650 mg of acetaminophen, 10 mg of phenylephrine, and medicinal powder for preparing an oral solution.


What is this drug used for?

This medicine is used in the short term to improve the symptoms of influenza, colds, and seasonal allergies, including headache, fever, chills, body pain, nasal obstruction, and sinus pain. Acetaminophen has an analgesic effect and is effective in reducing body temperature during fever. Phenylephrine has anti-congestive properties and helps to facilitate breathing by removing stuffy nose and sinus passages.


What do I need to tell my doctor before I take this drug?

This medicine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor of the following:

  • In case of taking any prescription, non-prescription, or herbal medicines, vitamins, and supplements;
  • If you have a history of allergy to any type of medicine, including acetaminophen, phenylephrine, or other compounds in this medicine;
  • In case of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and blood circulation problems;
  • In the case of diabetes;
  • In the case of liver and kidney diseases;
  • In the case of hyperthyroidism;
  • In case of severe infections;
  • In case of prostate swelling and pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumors).
  • In the case of glaucoma.


What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?

  • Tell all of your healthcare providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid taking other products that have Acetaminophen/phenylephrine in them. Check labels closely. Too much Acetaminophen/phenylephrine causes problems.
  • Follow the directions exactly. Do not take more Acetaminophen/phenylephrine in a day than directed. If you do not know how much acetaminophen you can take in a day, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor right away if you have taken too much acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
  • Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
  • This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your healthcare providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
  • If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
  • Different brands of this drug may have different doses for children.
  • Talk with the doctor before giving this drug to a child.
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.


Actocold ® day (Acetaminophen/phenylephrine) side effects:

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

Warning/caution: even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. Rarely, some allergic reactions have been life-threatening.
  • Signs of liver problems like dark urine, tiredness, decreased appetite, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
  • A severe skin reaction (stevens-johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause severe health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.


What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Severe allergic reactions (with skin rashes, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth and face, mouth ulcers, chest pain and shortness of breath)
  • Abnormal bleeding and bruising
  • Infection and recurrent fever
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite and nausea
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whiteness of the eyes)
  • blurred vision
  • Abnormally increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Other complications such as sleep disorder, anxiety, headache, and confusion


How is this drug best taken?

Pour all the contents of each sachet into a glass of hot water and stir completely until dissolved. Once the drinkable temperature is reached, the solution should be consumed immediately.

The dose of the drug is determined by the attending physician. Take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor and avoid prolonging the recommended period.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen and if you have a high fever.


What do I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, avoid doubling the dose and continue with the next dose as prescribed. Avoid doubling the amount of medicine.


How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store the medicine at a temperature below 30 °C and away from moisture and heat.
  • Do not use the medicine after the expiration date printed on the box.
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

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