Vicks Action 500 is one of the most popular medicines for cold and cough in India. Vicks Action 500 provides multi-symptom relief. It is manufactured by Procter and Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Limited and is a combination drug.
Vicks Action 500 tablets are long and cylindrical in shape. They are white in color. The active ingredients in the tablet are:
Vicks Action 500 is mainly used to treat cold, cough and its associated illness. Vicks Action 500 is used to relive a lot of symptoms associated with cold and flu. Few of them are:
The side-effects of Vicks Action 500 are possible but do not always occur. Some of them can be rare, yet may lead to drastic outcomes. On the observance of any of the side-effects, a doctor must be consulted.
The most common side-effects of Vicks Action 500 are:
The dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor must be followed. This tablet should be taken orally and must be swallowed as a whole. It should not be chewed on or crushed or broken. It can be taken along with food or without it but the time of consumption should be maintained throughout the course of the medication.
The dosage prescribed by the doctor may vary according to various factors such as age, medical condition and the intensity of the symptoms. However, the general dosage instruction is as follows:
If ever, a dosage of this medicine is missed, it is advised to be taken as soon as possible. If the time is close to the subsequent dose, it is safer to skip it in order to avoid the susceptibility of being prone to any side effects caused by an overdose of the medicine.
Paracetamol, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Caffeine bring about relief in the symptoms by performing the following functions:
The following are the precautions that have to be followed for the duration of consumption of Vicks Action 500:
The following medications have the same composition and functions as Vicks Action 500 and hence can be used as a substitute:
Vicks Action 500 interacts with certain other drugs. While some interactions may lead to the increased risk of side-effects, some may weaken the strength of the medication.
Vicks Action 500 interacts with the following drugs and products:
All the drugs consumed regularly or otherwise should be discussed with the prescribing doctor on consultation. This includes supplements and herbal medicines.
Ans: Most users of the tablet have seen improvement in less than 24 hours of consumption of the tablet.
Ans: No. Drowsiness is not reported as a side-effect of this medication. However, dizziness is a reported side-effect for a few people.
Ans: It depends on the concentration of paracetamol in the other drugs. Consult with the doctor on the dosage. An overdose of paracetamol may lead to liver damage.
Ans: All addictive drugs are classified under Schedule H or Schedule X in India. Read the content on the product’s packaging to know more about the classification and the type of your drug.
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