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Telfast vs. Zyrtec, Claratyne & Nasonex

Published on May 15, 2019

Telfast vs. Zyrtec, Claratyne & Nasonex

Today, there are many allergy and hayfever medications that are effective at reducing the severity of your hayfever allergy symptoms. The best treatment for your allergies will depend on the severity of your condition, the symptoms you’re experiencing and the allergen that is triggering immune system.

Hayfever allergy treatments can include medical treatments such as:

  • Over‐the‐counter antihistamines medications
  • Prescription antihistamines medications
  • Intranasal corticosteroid nasal sprays
  • Saline nasal sprays
  • Decongestant – oral or intranasal
  • Immunotherapy

Use the table below to discover common over‐the‐counter hayfever allergy treatments available in your local pharmacy:

  Brand Telfast Nasonex Zyrtec Claratyne
  Active Ingredient Fexofenadine






Benefit  Non-Drowsy
 Fast-acting – works within 1 hour


 Runny or stuffy nose
 Watery eyes
 Itchy eyes, throat or nose
 Itchy skin rash / hives
 Swelling related to allergy / hives
Treatment of  Hayfever
 Pet allergy
 Dust allergy
 Mould allergy

It’s always important to seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor to determine which medication is right for you.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.


Telfast Product Information 25/03/2019.
Nasonex Product Information 21/11/2018.
Zyrtec Product Information 03/04/2014.
Claratyne Consumer Medicine Information 01/11/2013.

Learn about which Telfast product may be appropriate for you.


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