My daughter caught a flu recently and she started with a sniffle. I have tried other medications on her but so far, Actifed Syrup for Cold is the one working fast.
Actifed Syrup is a good relief medication for runny or blocked nose. Its active ingredients are Triprolidine Hydrochloride BP, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride BP, and Syrup base.
This is an over-the-counter drug in this country but I am not sure whether this is also available in other parts of the world as I have not seen this medication yet in the Philippines.
The packaging is 200 ml in a brown bottle with a twist cap. Dosage to be given for children from 6-12 years old is just 5 ml. This is also good for adults (where 10ml is allowed) because my husband and I have drank this medication before and it worked fine. It is to be taken thrice daily or as prescribed by the physician.
It is effective but leaves you feeling drowsy as indicated on the label of the medicine. So, when I or my husband take this medicine, we try not to drive or engage in any tedious activity requiring mental concentration because it leaves us very sleepy.
Laslty, it is not the typical cold medication where you can get them in different flavors. This medicine is a bit bitter to the taste that my daughter has to drink two glasses of water just to remove the taste from her buds. Other than that, it is quite a good cold medicine.