Telfast

  • Antihistamine drug
  • Reduces the symptoms of allergies
  • Effective hay fever treatment
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What is Telfast?

Telfast is the brand name for fexofenadine, which is an antihistamine pharmaceutical drug; it is classified as a second-generation antihistamine.

You can only buy Telfast when you have a prescription from your doctor. Following an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, you can purchase Telfast from Medicine Direct's online pharmacy.

We sell Telfast in packets of 30 tablets, 60 tablets, or 90 tablets, in doses of either fexofenadine 120 mg or fexofenadine 180mg. If you place your order online before 2 PM, we can offer you next day delivery on your medication.

What is Telfast used to treat?

Telfast is used to treat the symptoms of allergies. It contains the active ingredient fexofenadine hydrochloride, which is effective in relieving symptoms of hay fever. It also helps to relieve eczema, hives, conjunctivitis, insect bites and stings and certain food allergies.

It is a non-drowsy antihistamine, meaning it is less likely to cause drowsiness when you take it, compared to other antihistamines.

Who can take Telfast?

Telfast (fexofenadine) is not suitable for everyone to use. Speak to your doctor doctor before taking Telfast if any of these conditions apply to you:

  • You have kidney problems
  • You have liver problems
  • You have suffered an allergic reaction to Telfast or any other medications in the past
  • You have, or have ever had, heart problems
  • You have epilepsy or any other health problems that may cause seizures
  • You are booked in for an allergy test (Telfast may skew the results of these tests)

Telfast is only suitable for adults and children who are aged 12 and older.

It is not usually recommended for people over the age of 65 years old. Speak to your doctor if you are older than 65 and want to start taking Telfast.

Always read the information leaflet, which will come with your medicine, before you start to take it.

Possible side effects

As is the case with any medicine, Telfast does come with the risk of certain side effects, although these will not affect everyone who uses the course of treatment.

The below common side effects happen in more than 1 in every 100 people who take the medicine:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling sick
  • Feeling sleepy

While fexofenadine hydrochloride is generally considered to be very safe, you should speak to your doctor if any of the above symptoms affect you or do not go away.

Please, refer to the Side Effects tab on this page for a list of more serious adverse reactions you may experience while using this medicine.

 

Telfast Dosage

Always take Telfast exactly as instructed by your doctor. Read the patient information leaflet before you start taking Telfast for full details. Speak to your doctor if you are unsure of how to take this medicine.

The recommended daily dose is fexofenadine 180 mg each day.

Take your tablet before you eat a meal; swallow it whole with a glass of water.

Your symptoms of hay fever or other allergies should start to be relieved after around 1 hour. The effects of the treatment will last for 24 hours.

You may only need to take Telfast on days where your hay fever or other allergies are flaring up. You may also be instructed to take it regularly, to help prevent the symptoms of hay fever or other conditions. This will be advised by your doctor.

What if I take more than I am supposed to?

If you accidentally take more Telfast than you are supposed to, you are unlikely to be harmed. It is a very safe medicine to use, but you should speak to your doctor if you become concerned. You may suffer from certain side effects if you accidentally take too much; contact your doctor if this is the case.

What if I forget to take it?

If you miss a dose, just take the next dose at the usual time as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take an extra dose to try and make up for missing one.

To get into a routine of taking Telfast, try to take it at the same time every day. Some people find it helpful to set an alarm as a reminder.

How to store it

Telfast does not require any particular environment to be stored safely, but it should always be kept out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use this medication past the expiry date.

Telfast FAQ's

What are Telfast tablets used for?


Telfast is used as a treatment for hay fever and other allergy conditions, such as eczema and conjunctivitis. It is only available on prescription and can be ordered online at Medicine Direct. We offer an online consultation with a certified doctor and a speedy delivery on your medicine.

What is Telfast?


Telfast is the brand name for fexofenadine, which is an antihistamine pharmaceutical drug; it is classified as a second-generation antihistamine. It is widely used in the treatment of allergy conditions. It is known as a non-drowsy antihistamine because it does not cause you to feel drowsy while taking it, unlike certain other types of medicines in the same drug class as Telfast. It comes in various doses and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

How do I use Telfast?


Always take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor; ask them if you are unsure of how to take it. Your doctor will likely instruct you to take the average dose of 1 tablet each day; this should be swallowed whole with a drink of water and taken before a meal. You will normally start to feel your allergy symptoms relieve after around an hour. The effects of the medicine will last for 24 hours. To treat your symptoms effectively, try to take the medicine at the same time each day. You will normally be told to use this medicine only when your symptoms flare up, although your doctor may tell you to keep using it to prevent flare ups.

How does Telfast work?


Telfast contains fexofenadine hydrochloride as its active ingredient. It prevents the activation of allergies in your body, allowing you to get on with your day without being hindered by the symptoms associated with hay fever and other debilitating allergies

How do I buy Telfast online?


You can only purchase Telfast when you have a prescription from a doctor. When you shop at Medicine Direct, one of our certified doctors can prescribe you Telfast after an online consultation. We sell Telfast in packs of either 30 tablets, 60 tablets or 90 tablets. Order before 2 PM and we can offer you next day delivery on your medication. This fast delivery means you can start to treat your hay fever symptoms straight away. Never order medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, like Medicine Direct.

What are the benefits of taking Telfast?


Telfast is the brand name for a medicine called fexofenadine, which is a non-drowsy antihistamine. This means it can effectively treat your hay fever symptoms and not cause drowsiness, unlike certain antihistamines. It can relieve your symptoms after one hour and the effects will last for 24 hours after taking just 1 tablet. .

What are the alternatives to Telfast?


There are various other antihistamines available if Telfast is proven to be unsuitable for you to use. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor may recommend you use loratadine instead. Speak to your doctor about the possible alternatives you could try.

Telfast Side Effects

The common side effects of Telfast can be found on the main page.

It is very rare that you will suffer any serious side effects while taking Telfast, but you should seek medical attention immediately if you have a fast or irregular heartbeat.

In rare cases, you may suffer from a serious allergic reaction to Telfast.

Either call 999 or go to A&E immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • You are wheezing
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have a skin rash that is red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You have swelling in the mouth, lips, face, throat or tongue
  • You have tightness in the chest or throat

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects; always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of adverse reactions you may experience.

Telfast Warnings and drug interactions

Telfast may interact with other medications and increase your risk of adverse reactions.

You must always ensure you tell your doctor if you are already taking any other medicines. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

Check with your doctor and pharmacist before taking Telfast if you are already using any of these medicines:

  • The antibiotic rifampicin
  • Medicines for fungal infections, like ketoconazole
  • Low blood pressure medicines, like midodrine
  • Medications to treat the HIV infection, such as ritonavir or lopinavir
  • The antibiotic erythromycin
  • Any medicines that cause drowsiness
  • Any medicines that may give you a dry mouth
  • Any medicines that make it difficult for you to urinate
  • Any indigestion medicines that contain aluminium or magnesium – you should leave at least 2 hours between taking these remedies and Telfast.

It should be noted that mixing Telfast with certain herbal remedies that cause dry mouth, drowsiness, or make it difficult to urinate may not be safe. Telfast may make these adverse effects even worse.

Always read the patient information pamphlet thoroughly before you start to use any new medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly advise you to talk to your doctor about them before you start to take Telfast.

Never order any medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, like Medicine Direct. After an online consultation with one of our certified doctors, they will prescribe you Telfast to treat your hay fever symptoms.

We sell Telfast in packs of 30 tablets, 60 tablets or 90 tablets. We offer fast delivery and if you order before 2 PM, we can offer you next day delivery on your medicine.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Telfast is not normally prescribed to women who are pregnant. If you are currently pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are trying to get pregnant, you should inform your doctor. You will likely be prescribed a different antihistamine to treat your hay fever.

You should also make sure your doctor is aware if you are currently breastfeeding.

Telfast Ingredients

The active ingredient in this medicine is fexofenadine hydrochloride.

Other ingredients also contained are: microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized maize starch, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate.

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Please note that next day delivery to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands and British Isles cannot be guaranteed. Please contact our team for more information.

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