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Act Information

Act, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule, Sachet, Tablet. Other than this, Act has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Act is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Act include Heartburn. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Act as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Act are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Act's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Act's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Act related warnings section.

Act is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Gastrointestinal Bleeding are examples of such conditions. The section on Act contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Act may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Act, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

  1. Act Benefits & Uses
  2. Act Dosage & How to Take
  3. Act Side Effects
  4. Act Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Act with Other Drugs
  6. Act Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Act
  8. Act Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Act Benefits & Uses

Act is used to treat the following -

  1. Allergic Rhinitis
  2. Bronchitis
  3. Allergy
  4. Cough
  5. Phlegm

Act Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Act


Act Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Act is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Conjunctivitis Moderate
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Cough Mild
  10. Vertigo Mild
  11. Rash
  12. Constipation Moderate
  13. Diarrhoea
  14. Difficulty urinating
  15. Heartburn Common

Act Related Warnings

Is the use of Act safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Act. If you are pregnant, do not take Act without a doctor's advice.

Is the use of Act safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Act. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

What is the effect of Act on the Kidneys?

Act may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Act on the Liver?

Act is rarely harmful for the liver.

What is the effect of Act on the Heart?

Act has very mild side effects on the heart.

Severe Interaction of Act with Other Drugs

Act should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Act Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Act unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Frequently asked Questions about Act

Is this Act habit forming or addictive?

Act is not addictive in nature.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Act since it does not cause drowsiness.

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Act only on doctor's advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Act cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

Act Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Act

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Act, due to a lack of research on this.

Interaction between Alcohol and Act

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Act and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

Act FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Act for cold?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Act can be taken for relieving symptoms of a cold. However, it is best to consult your doctor for the right line of treatment for a cold.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I take Act without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Act is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation.

Question about 2 years ago

How to take Act?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Act can be taken safely once in a day preferably in the evening with or without food. However, take it exactly as your doctor has recommended you to take it.

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Act safe?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Act is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, very few side effects are observed such as drowsiness, diarrhea, constipation, weakness, and tiredness.

Question over 1 year ago

Why should Act be taken at night?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

There is no fixed rule to take this Medicine], this drug can be taken during any time of the day as per doctor's instructions. However, taking it in the evening is more advisable because this drug can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Activities such as driving and operating heavy machinery should be avoided after taking this Act to prevent accidents and injuries.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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