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Brand name: Telfast Decongestant TM

Active ingredients: fexofenadine + pseudoephedrine

What it is used for

For the relief of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis with nasal congestion when both the antiallergic properties of fexofenadine hydrochloride and the decongestant activity of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride are required.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Bi-layer, capsule shaped, film coated tablets with one half (lengthwise) white to off-white and the other half tan. The white half of the tablet is debossed with "06/012D".

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fexofenadine + pseudoephedrine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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