Actifed Warnings and Precautions
Before taking Actifed, you should be familiar with certain warnings and precautions. Actifed, for example, may not be safe for people with certain health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or glaucoma. Also, there are several potentially serious drug interactions, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications (including vitamins and herbal supplements) you are taking before using Actifed.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Actifed?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Actifed® Cold & Allergy (chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine hydrochloride) if you have:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.