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codeine – triprolidine – pseudoephedrine
This combination product contains 3 medications: codeine, triprolidine, and pseudoephedrine.
Codeine belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics and cough suppressants.
Triprolidine belongs to the group of medications called antihistamines, and helps to relieve sneezing and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine belongs to the group of medications called nasal decongestants, and reduces nasal congestion.
Codeine – triprolidine – pseudoephedrine is used to treat coughs related to inflamed tissues in the nose and throat. It works by reducing inflammation in the nose and throat tissues and decreasing cough.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
CoActifed tablets are no longer being manufactured as a tablet for sale in Canada. For brands that may still be available, search under codeine – triprolidine – pseudoephedrine. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using this medication, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.
Each 5 mL of clear, dark red syrupy liquid contains HCl 2 mg of triprolidine, 30 mg of pseudoephedrine HCl, and 10 mg of codeine phosphate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: red colourant, flavour, glycerin, methylparaben, sodium benzoate, and sucrose. This medication does not contain alcohol.