Telfast contains the active ingredient fexofenadine hydrochloride. Fexofenadine is an effective antihistamine and is used for allergies and hayfever.
Fexofenadine is generally classed as non-drowsy and is usually prescribed for those patients that haven't responded well to Loratadine, Cetirizine and Piriton.
It comes as a convenient once daily dose and prevents symptoms throughout the whole day.
Do not take Telfast if you are pregnant, unless necessary.
Telfast is not recommended during breast-feeding.
The recommended dose is one tablet (120 mg) daily.
Take your tablet with water before a meal.
If you take too many tablets, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department immediately.
Symptoms of an overdose in adults are dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth.
If you forget to take Telfast do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Take the next dose at the usual time as prescribed by your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.