Telfast 180mg Patient Information
What Is Telfast?
Telfast tablets contain an active ingredient called "fexofenadine". It is one of a group of medicines called antihistamines.
What Is Telfast Used For?
Telfast 180mg is used to relieve the symptoms of hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy, watery or red eyes, and itchy, blocked or runny nose. Telfast 180mg is also used to relieve the symptoms of urticaria otherwise known as hives or itchy rash. It works by blocking the action of histamine which causes these unwanted effects. Telfast is a non-sedating antihistamine which means it has been shown not to make you drowsy or slow down your reactions.
Is Telfast Suitable For Me?
Do not take Telfast, and tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
- you have had an allergic reaction to fexofenadine, terfenadine (Teldane®)or any of the other ingredients in Telfast. These are listed below under “What are the ingredients in Telfast?”
- the expiry date on the pack has passed. It may have no effect or an unexpected effect if it is taken after this date
- the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering
Before Taking Telfast:
You should inform your pharmacist/doctor if:
- you are, or might be, pregnant
- you are breast feeding
- you have any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes
- you are taking other medicines
Your pharmacist/doctor will consider these points when recommending Telfast.
Use in children: There is currently not enough information available to recommend Telfast 180mg for use in children under 12 years of age. Telfast Oral Liquid Kids may be suitable.
How Do I Take Telfast?
Take Telfast with a glass of water. It may be taken with or without food.
For the relief of the symptoms of hayfever, the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years of age is one Telfast 180mg tablet daily when required.
For relief of the symptoms of urticaria, the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years of age is one Telfast 180mg tablet daily when required.
Do not take more than the recommended dose and remember, this medicine is for you. Do not give it to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem to be the same as yours.
If Telfast does not relieve your symptoms, do not take extra tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist.
What Do I Do In Case Of Overdose?
If you think that you or someone else may have taken too much Telfast - (even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning) - contact your doctor or Poisons Information Centre, or go to the Casualty Department at your nearest hospital.
Does Telfast Cause Side Effects?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while taking Telfast, even if you do not think the problem is connected with the medicine or is not listed here.
All medicines can cause side effects. Although most people will not experience any, some of the side effects that may occur with Telfast are:
These same effects were seen in patients taking dummy or placebo capsules during the clinical studies.
How Do I Store Telfast?
Keep your tablets in a safe place out of the reach of children. Store the tablets at room temperature below 30 degrees C.
Disposal: Return any unwanted tablets to your pharmacist.
What Does Telfast Look Like?
Telfast 180mg tablets are peach coloured and have a modified capsule shape.
Telfast 180mg are available in blister packs of 10, 30, 50, 60 or 70 tablets.
What Are The Ingredients In Telfast?
Each Telfast 180mg tablet contains 180mg of the active ingredient fexofenadine hydrochloride.
The inactive ingredients in TELFAST are: croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinised maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, povidone, titanium dioxide, colloidal anhydrous silica, macrogol 400 and iron oxide.
Telfast does not contain any gluten, lactose or preservatives.