Telfast Kids Oral Liquid | Antihistamine for Kids | Telfast Australia
Telfast Oral Liquid Kids

Telfast Oral Liquid Kids

Fast, non drowsy relief of the symptoms of hayfever and year round allergies. The twice daily dosing allows flexibility of dosing.

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Relief of the symptoms of hayfever allergies:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny & Itchy Nose
  • Itchy & Watery Eyes
  • Itchy Throat

Relief of the symptoms of itchy skin rash/hives (urticaria):

  • Swelling related to allergy or hives
  • Itchy skin rash
  • Itch caused by hives
Sizes

Available in 150 mL & 60mL bottles from your local pharmacy.

Directions

Shake well before use.

For Age Quantity How Often
Itchy skin rash/hives 6 - 23 months 2.5mL Twice daily as required
Itchy skin rash/hives & hayfever allergies 2 - 11 years 5mL Twice daily as required

After closing, check the child resistant cap mechanism is engaged - this is confirmed if cap click when turn anti-clockwise.

Contraindications
Precautions for Telfast Children's Elixir:
  • Do not use when pregnant or when breastfeeding except when advised by your Doctor or Pharmacist. Do not use with other antihistimines
  • Do not use in children under 6 months of age
  • Do not use if cap seal is missing or broken
Does not contain

Gluten, Lactose

This product contains sucrose and hydroxybenzoates as the preservative.

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Product

Telfast Oral Liquid Kids

Telfast 60mg

Telfast 120mg

Telfast 180mg

Active Ingredient

Fexodenadine Hydrochloride

Fexodenadine Hydrochloride

Fexodenadine Hydrochloride

Fexodenadine Hydrochloride

  Strength:

30mg – per 5 mL

60mg – per tablet

120mg - per tablet

180mg – per tablet

 Directions

Itchy skin, 6-23 months: 2.5mL twice daily as required

Itchy skin & hayfever, 2-11 years: 5mL twice daily as required

1 tablet twice daily as required

1 tablet daily as required

1 tablet daily as required

 Age Indications

Itchy skin: From 6 months

Hayfever & Perennial Allergies: From 2-11 years

Adults and Children from 12years

Adults and Children from 12years

Adults and Children from 12years

Benefit

 Non-Drowsy

 Fast-acting – works within 1 hour

 24 Hour relief

 

 

 Year round allergies

 

 

 Gluten free

 Sugar free

 

 Lactose free

Symptom

Relief

 Sneezing

 Runny or stuffy nose

 Watery eyes

 Itchy  eyes , throat or nose

 Itchy skin rash / hives

   

 Swelling related to allergy / hives

   

Telfast 60mg is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in adults and children aged 12 years or older.
Telfast 120mg is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children aged 12 years or older.
Telfast 180mg is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis or urticaria in adults and children aged 12 years or older.
Telfast Oral Liquid is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with urticaria from 6 months of age.
Relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis from 2 years of age.

Telfast Oral Liquid Kids Patient Information
What is Telfast?

Telfast contains an active ingredient called fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is one of a group of medicines called antihistamines.


What is Telfast Used For?

Antihistamines help reduce allergic symptoms by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine, which your body produces when exposed to certain substances.
Telfast is a non-sedating antihistamine which means it has been shown to not cause drowsiness. Telfast is used to relieve the symptoms of:

  • hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and year round allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis). Symptoms include runny, itchy, blocked nose, sneezing and itchy, watery, red eyes.
  • hives or nettle rash (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Symptoms include pink to red, itchy swellings on the skin.
  • Your pharmacist or doctor may have recommended this medicine for another reason. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been recommended for your child.

Is Telfast Suitable For My Child?

Telfast must not be given to your child if your child has had an allergic reaction to fexofenadine, terfenadine (Teldane®) or any of the other ingredients in Telfast. These are listed under “Ingredients” below.

Do not give Telfast to a child under 2 years of age for allergies (allergic rhinitis) or 6 months of age for hives (chronic idiopathic urticaria).

There is currently not enough information available to recommend Telfast for use in children under 2 years of age for allergies and 6 months of age for hives.

Do not give Telfast after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack or bottle or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If you give your child this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.

Before giving it:

You should inform your pharmacist or doctor if your child has any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.

Your pharmacist or doctor will consider these points when recommending Telfast.

Taking other medicines:

Tell your pharmacist or doctor if your child is being given any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food store.

Some medicines and Telfast may interfere with each other.

Your pharmacist or doctor has more information on medicines to be careful with or to avoid while your child is being given this medicine.


How Do I Give Telfast To My Child?

How much to give your child:

    For Hayfever/Allergic Rhinitis:

  • Children 2 - 5 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Telfast Oral Liquid, twice daily, when required.
  • Children 6 - 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Telfast Oral Liquid, twice daily, when required.
  • For Hives/Nettle Rash:

  • Children 6 - 23 months old: 2.5 mL (equivalent to 15 mg) of Telfast Oral Liquid twice daily, when required.
  • Children 2 - 5 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Telfast Oral Liquid twice daily, when required.
  • Children 6 - 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Telfast Oral Liquid, twice daily, when required.

For children 12 years of age or older and adults, please refer to Telfast's 60 mg, 120 mg and 180 mg product information.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are unsure what dose to give your child.
The dosage directed by your pharmacist or doctor may be different to the recommended dose.
Do not give your child more than the dose your pharmacist or doctor has directed.

How to give it your child:

Measure Telfast Oral Liquid with the measuring device included in the package and give to your child.
Telfast may be taken with or without food.

How long should it be given for?

The duration of treatment depends on the type and duration of your complaint.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about how long to give Telfast to your child.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if Telfast does not relieve your child's symptoms. Do not give extra oral liquid to your child.


If Too Much Is Taken (Overdose)

If you think that your child or someone else may have taken too much Telfast immediately telephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone Australia 13 11 26 or New Zealand 0800 POISON or 0800 764766), or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.


While Your Child Is Being Given Telfast

Things you must do
Tell all the doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating your child that your child is being given Telfast.
If your child is about to be started on any new medicine, tell your pharmacist or doctor that your child is being given Telfast.
If your child is to have surgery that needs a general anaesthetic, tell the doctor or dentist that your child is being given this medicine.

Things you must not do
Do not give your child more than the recommended dose unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you to.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as your child's.
Do not use this medicine to treat any other complaints unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you to.


Does Telfast Cause Side Effects?

Tell your pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible if your child does 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. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. Your child may need medical treatment if they get some of the side effects. Although most children will not experience any, some of the side effects that may occur with Telfast are:

  • headache
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness.
  • These same effects were seen in patients taking dummy or placebo fexofenadine during the clinical studies.

    Ask your pharmacist or doctor to answer any questions you may have. After giving it to your child Storage Keep the tablets in the blister pack until it is time to use them.

How Do I Store Telfast?

Keep the tablets in the blister pack until it is time to use them.
If you take the tablets out of the box or blister pack they may not keep well.
Store the bottle or tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature below 30 degrees C.
Do not store Telfast or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
Do not leave Telfast in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep Telfast where children cannot reach it.
A locked cupboard at least one-and a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

Disposal

If your pharmacist or doctor tells you to stop giving Telfast to your child, or if the product has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any left over product.


What Does Telfast Oral Liquid Look Like?

Telfast Oral Liquid is a white liquid and is available in 60ml and 150 mL bottles.


What Are The Ingredients In Telfast Oral Liquid

Active Ingredients
Each 5 mL of oral liquid contains 30 mg of fexofenadine.

Inactive Ingredients
The oral liquid also contains:

  • butyl hydroxybenzoate
  • edetate disodium
  • poloxamer 407
  • polypropylene glycol
  • propyl hydroxybenzoate
  • purified water
  • raspberry cream flavour
  • sodium phosphate dibasic heptahydrate
  • sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate
  • sucrose
  • titanium dioxide
  • xanthan gum
  • xylitol

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