Directions for Actifed Cold
There is only one standard recommended dose of Actifed® Cold & Allergy (chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine hydrochloride) for adults and children age 12 and older. The directions call for taking 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.
You can take Actifed with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with a little food. Actifed 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 Actifed during the day. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed. If you are unsure of the directions for Actifed, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
(Click Actifed Dosage for more information on directions for Actifed Cold & Allergy. This article also offers some tips on when and how to effectively take this medication.)