Maxifed is a decongestant and expectorant combination. The expectorant
in Maxifed helps loosen the thick mucus that causes chest congestion. The
decongestant in Maxifed is used to give relief from stuffy nose, runny
nose, and ear congestion caused by allergies and or the common cold, or
infection. Maxifed works by stimulating receptors in the body, mostly in
the lining of the nose and sinuses, causing the blood vessel to contract.
This results in less fluid to pass through into these linings. Maxifed
helps relieve the symptoms of nasal congestion by reducing the production
of mucus. This combination does not cure cold or allergy; instead it provides relief from the symptoms. Main ingredients in Maxifed are Guaifenesin + Pseudoephedrine HCl
MAXIFED SIDE EFFECTS
Maxifed side effects include insomnia, dizziness, headache, nervousness, loss of appetite and upset stomach. Rare Maxifed side effects include irregular heartbeat, chest pain, rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, breathing problems, difficulty urinating, and seizures.
Pseudoephedrine in Maxifed increases blood pressure. If you are using
blood pressure medicines like beta-blocker, consult your physician before
using any decongestants like Maxifed.
Inform your physician if you are allergic to Pseudoephedrine found in
Avoid Maxifed if you have severe high blood pressure, glaucoma, or
Maxifed may cause insomnia.
Maxifed should be used with caution if you have pre-existing heart
problems, liver disease, COPD, emphysema, thyroid disease, diabetes,
enlarged prostate, and history of seizures.
Avoid taking Maxifed within 2 weeks of using an MAO-inhibitor.
Maxifed may cause drowsiness or low concentration. Use caution when
driving or operating machinery.
Maxifed should not be used within 2 weeks of using an MAO-inhibitor.
Check with your physician before combining it with the following:
Avoid Maxifed if you use a pacemaker and take digoxin.
MAXIFED AND PREGNANCY
Do not take Maxifed without the advice of your physician if you are or
planning to become pregnant.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking Maxifed as
it does pass into breast milk.
Maxifed overdose symptoms may include sedation, irregular heartbeat,
rapid heartbeat, nervousness, heavy breathing, confusion, hallucinations,
and seizures. In case of Maxifed overdose, seek medical help right way.
If you miss a dose of Maxifed, take it as soon as you can. However, if
it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go
on with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose.