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Telfast 120mg tablets

Telfast

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Description for Telfast

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen or dust affecting around 20% of people in the UK. It occurs when an allergen such as pollen enters your system through the nose or eyes, causing symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, a blocked or runny nose, and itchy or red eyes. While there is no cure for hay fever, you can treat the symptoms with a medicine such as Telfast. 

Telfast contains fexofenadine hydrochloride, an antihistamine that combats symptoms of hay fever and other allergic reactions. Consult with our online doctor today and receive same-day dispatch before 4pm on all UK orders.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Telfast?

Telfast is an antihistamine that provides quick and effective relief from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

Hay fever is caused by the release of histamine, a chemical made by the body in reaction to an allergen such as pollen or dust. This causes inflammation, which leads to the symptoms of hay fever.

Telfast is effective at preventing this because it contains fexofenadine hydrochloride, an antihistamine. This means that it stops histamine from causing the symptoms associated with hay fever. It is available in 120mg & 180mg strengths.

 

What are Telfast tablets used for?

Telfast is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of hay fever. However, as it contains the antihistamine fexofenadine hydrochloride, it is also effective against other allergies such as dust mites and pets dander.

If additional allergy relief is needed, Telfast tablets can be taken alongside a nasal spray or eye drops. You may find the combination gives you more hay fever relief than either treatment on its own.

 

Hay fever symptoms

The symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Itchy, watery or red eyes
  • Blocked or runny nose, often accompanied by a loss of smell
  • Discomfort in the mouth, throat, ears or nose
  • Head or earache
  • Fatigue

Asthma sufferers might also experience the following hay fever symptoms:

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Increased coughing and wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

 

Telfast alternatives

There are some non-medicinal methods to help you combat symptoms of allergies, such as:

  • Wearing wrap-around sunglasses.
  • Keeping windows closed on days with a high pollen count.
  • Showering as soon as you return home. This will remove any trapped pollen grains from your hair or skin. 

You can also try using other prescription treatments or over the counter products such as:

You should try these before moving onto a prescription only medicine.

 

Fexofenadine hydrochloride and high blood pressure

There is no link between fexofenadine hydrochloride and high blood pressure.

 

Antihistamines and alcohol

Alcohol is known to increase the side effects of fexofenadine hydrochloride, and so alcohol should be avoided when taking Telfast. If you are going to drink on antihistamines, do so only in moderation and continue to monitor your reactions.

 

Fexofenadine hydrochloride and asthma

Antihistamines such as Telfast are generally fine for asthmatics to take. However, they can cause side effects in some cases. If you find yourself suffering any adverse side effects, consult your pharmacist or GP immediately.

 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Fexofenadine hydrochloride should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding unless they have spoken to their GP first, Otherwise, try using an alternative remedy instead such as eye drops or nasal spray.

 

Telfast 120mg Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1433.pdf

Telfast 180mg Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8070.pdf

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to take Telfast tablets

Telfast tablets should be taken once daily, ideally at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water before a meal.

Telfast is most effective if taken every day. If you miss a dose, do not double your next dose to compensate.

Telfast can be safely taken in addition to a nasal spray and eye drops for hay fever. You should not take Telfast alongside other antihistamines.

Telfast side effects

Some side effects of fexofenadine hydrochloride can include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Other less common side effects of Telfast can include:

  • Fatigue and sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diarrhoea
  • A rash or itchy skin
  • Hives

If you are concerned about these side effects or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it immediately and consult with your doctor or pharmacist. For a full list of side effects, check the patient information leaflet.

Telfast tablet ingredients

The active ingredient in Telfast tablets is:

  • Fexofenadine hydrochloride (120mg or 180mg)

Telfast tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:

  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Pregelatinised maize starch
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Hypromellose
  • Povidone K30
  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Colloidal anhydrous silica
  • Macrogol 400
  • Red iron oxide (E172)
  • Yellow iron oxide (E172)

Telfast warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Telfast will be unsuitable for you if:

  • You are allergic to fexofenadine or any of the tablets’ inactive ingredients
  • You are currently taking other antihistamine tablets
  • You are taking medicines to treat bacterial or fungal infections (e.g. erythromycin, ketoconazole)

Before using Telfast, talk to your GP or pharmacist if you:

  • Have a history of heart disease
  • Have kidney or liver problems
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are elderly
  • Take indigestion medicines which contain aluminium and magnesium

Take care if consuming alcohol while using Telfast – it may increase your susceptibility to side effects.

Please read all packaging and the product information leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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