What is Telfast?
Telfast belongs to the antihistamines group (anti-allergy).
The active substance in Telfastis fexofenadine.
It is prescribed for:
- hay fever
- chronic urticaria
- infected eyes and nasal mucosa
Hay fever starts in spring when nature blossoms again. The airborne pollen cause blocked or runny nose, red infected eyes, itching and a tickly nose (sneezing).
(Chronic) urticaria (nettle rash or hives) is a terribly itchy skin rash that usually lasts for a few hours and then gradually disappears. It is caused by indoor or outdoor triggers and can be caused by many things: nutrition, additives, medication, effort, sun and infections. Even by pressure, cold and heat on the skin. Chronic urticaria often requires long term use of Telfast.
For seasonal hay fever with symptoms like infected eyes and nose problems one course of Telfast is often enough.
How do I use Telfast and in which dosage
Telfast (flexofenadinehydrochloride) is suitable for people aged 12 and over. How you need to use the drug depends on the prescribed dosage. Always read the packaging for the correct dose and administration method.
Telfast blocks the action of histamine which alleviates your symptoms.
The usual dose is 1 tablet per day. It is best to always take them at the same time. Preferably in the morning so you benefit from the effect all day. It becomes effective after 1 hour and lasts for 24 hours. You can stop using this drug at any time. Your symptoms could return then however.
Side effects Telfast
Each drug has the risk of side effects. You can get those from Telfast too, but not necessarily.
This is the list of the main side-effects:
Interaction with other drugs is always possible. Always tell the doctor which other medication you take. This includes medication you bought over the counter.
Additional information about Telfast
Telfast is available in the Telfast variant (flexofenadine hydrochloride) 120 mg 30 tablets.
Store Telfast under 30ºC in the original packaging, because the drug is then more resistant against outside influences like moisture. Do not use Telfast after the expiry date.