Hay Fever & Allergies
Hay Fever & Allergies
Telfast is the branded version of the medicine fexofenadine. It presents itself in the same formulation and strengths. It is a non-drowsy antihistamine that is used to treat allergic-type symptoms such as a runny nose, itching and sneezing. It works by preventing the body from producing histamine, which in turn controls the allergic response the patient has. Fortunately, Telfast may be used in conjunction with nasal sprays and eye drops if symptoms are not controlled.
- Treatment for allergies
- Simple one a day dosage
- Branded version of Fexofenadine
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.
Telfast contains an antihistamine called fexofenadine, which blocks the receptors in the body that are responsible for causing an allergic reaction like symptoms, and so reducing the symptoms of hay fever.
Can I drink alcohol with this medication?
Alcohol is known to increase the side effects of Telfast, and so alcohol should be avoided.
Can I use this medication if I am pregnant?
Telfast should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding unless advised by a medical professional.
How should I take this medication?
Take this medication once daily, ideally at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water before a meal.
It is most effective if taken every day. If you miss a dose, do not double your next dose to make up for missing a dose.
Can I use this medication with other hay fever relief?
This can be safely taken in addition to a nasal spray and eye drops for hay fever. You should not use other oral antihistamines.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking Telfast.
Common side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Sleep disorders
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.