Telfast contains the active ingredient fexofenadine. You can buy it from your pharmacy.
Telfast is used to treat allergy symptoms such as:
itchy, watery or red eyes
itchy or runny nose.
Telfast can also be used to treat hives and itchy rashes (known as urticaria).
Telfast belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical that causes the hay fever and allergy symptoms.
Telfast comes as tablets for adults and children over 12 years, and in a liquid for young children. It should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food.
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Information for medicine and pack size: Telfast 60 mg film-coated tablet, 20
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What this medicine is for
Relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in adults and children aged 12 years and older.
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