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Telfast 120mg Tablets

What is Telfast?

Telfast tablets contain fexofenadine hydrochloride 120mg per dose. Fexofenadine is an antihistamine, which is prescribed by doctors to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). You may find this to be an effective antihistamine if you have previously tried other non-prescription antihistamines, such as cetirizine or loratadine, without success. You can take Telfast alongside a hay fever nasal spray and/or eye drops if you wish.

Telfast can cause drowsiness in a small number of people, but it's considered to be a non-drowsy antihistamine.

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How to use Telfast?

The dose for adults and children over the age of 12 is one tablet once a day. You should be advised that this treatment isn’t suitable for children under the age of 12.

Each tablet should be taken with plenty of fluid, before food. If you don’t begin to notice any improvement in your symptoms, you should speak with the doctor so that the treatment can be reviewed and you can be advised on the next steps.

Please make sure you read the enclosed leaflet before using Telfast.

Is Telfast suitable for me?

There are certain situations for which a prescription of Telfast 120mg Tablets isn’t appropriate or should be used with caution. For example, patients who have liver problems or heart disease, children under 12, and pregnant or breastfeeding women will find the treatment isn’t recommended for them.

Telfast may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking certain medicines, such as other oral antihistamines, erythromycin or ketoconazole. If you are allergic to fexofenadine or any of the other ingredients included in Telfast, you shouldn’t take it.

You should tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, either prescribed from your GP or purchased from a pharmacy.

What are the side effects of Telfast?

Telfast may cause side effects in some people. Side effects that are seen as common include headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that, in clinical trials, these side effects were also observed in similar amounts in groups of patients who were taking a placebo tablet. Other reported side effects include fatigue, insomnia, skin rashes, and palpitations or a fast heart rate (tachycardia). If you experience any of these side effects, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor.

For the full list of potential side effects and any other important information you need to be aware of when using Telfast, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting the treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here.

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