Actifed Dosage

The recommended Actifed dosage for treating cold or allergy symptoms in adults and children (age 12 and older) is one tablet every four hours. However, you should not take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period. If this medication makes you drowsy, it may be best to take it at night. If Actifed makes you more awake, you may want to take it during the day.

Dosing With Actifed: An Introduction

There is only one standard recommended dose of Actifed® Cold & Allergy (chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine hydrochloride). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Actifed Doses for Adults and Older Children

The recommended dosage for treating common cold or allergy symptoms in adults and children age 12 and older is one tablet (4 mg of chlorpheniramine maleate and 10 mg of phenylephrine hydrochloride) every four hours, not to exceed six tablets in 24 hours.
 
Children under the age of 12 should not take Actifed.
 

General Information on Your Actifed Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Actifed include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually every four hours.
     
  • You can take a dose of Actifed with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with a little food.
     
  • This medication could make you either drowsy or more awake. If you find that it makes you drowsy, it may be best to take it at night. If you find that it keeps you awake, you may want to take it during the day.
     
  • For Actifed to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Actifed dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Actifed Medication Information

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