Telfast (Fexofenadine) – 30 Tablets


  • Non-drowsy antihistamine
  • Active Ingredient: Fexofenadine
  • Relieves common allergy symptoms

Telfast (branded fexofenadine) is an antihistamine medicine which is a popular treatment for allergies, such as: hay fever, eczema, hives and allergic conjunctivitis. It can also be used to treat allergic reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies. 

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  • How to Take Telfast

    The recommended dose is one tablet (120 mg) or (180 mg) daily. This medicine starts to relieve your symptoms within 1 hour and lasts for 24 hours.

    Telfast 180 mg

    Telfast 180 mg is one of two options available when purchasing Telfast tablets from My Pharmacy UK. We offer Telfast 180 mg, the highest dosage and Telfast 120 mg, the lowest dose.

    Telfast 120 mg

    Telfast 120 mg is the lowest strength we offer at My Pharmacy. You can buy Telfast UK online, including the two different strengths, Telfast 180 mg and Telfast 120 mg from My Pharmacy with next day delivery.

    Can You Buy Telfast Over The Counter?

    We are often asked ‘Can you buy Telfast over the counter?’ No, Telfast tablets cannot be purchased over the counter, it’s only available via a prescription in the UK. Any further queries regarding ‘Can you buy Telfast over the counter?’ please do not hesitate to contact us via email.

    Difference Between Telfast And Zyrtec

    The difference between Telfast and Zyrtec is the main active ingredient contained within the two. Telfast has an active ingredient called Fexofenadine Hydrochloride, whilst Zyrtec contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride. Studies have found that Cetirizine is more effective than Fexofenadine at relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis and urticarial. Another difference between Telfast tablets and Zyrtec is that Zyrtec has no reported food interactions, whereas fexofenadine cannot be taken with grapefruit juice.

    Telfast Active Ingredient

    The Telfast active ingredient is called Fexofenadine. Each tablet contains, depending on the strength, either 120mg of Fexofenadine or 180mg of Fexofenadine. Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine, making it less likely to make you feel sleepy than other antihistamines. It’s used to treat allergies and symptoms associated with allergies. As well as being the Telfast active ingredient, it is also used by other branded/trade names, including Allegra and FX 24 among many others. For further information about the Telfast active ingredient, Fexofenadine, click here.

    Telfast Allergy

    Telfast allergy can provide relief for many symptoms associated with hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of hay fever that Telfast allergy can help relieve
    • Sneezing
    • Itchy, red eyes
    • Blocked, runny nose
    • Raised, itchy rash
    Telfast allergy tablets can also be used to treat conditions such as –
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Eczema
    • Food allergies

    Telfast Antihistamine

    Telfast antihistamine is typically used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. If you do experience sleepiness with Telfast antihistamine, try a different non-drowsy antihistamine. Telfast antihistamine contains two active ingredients, one called “Fexofenadine” (the antihistamine) and “Pseudoephedrine” (a decongestant).

    Telfast During Pregnancy

    Telfast during pregnancy should not be used if you are pregnanct or intend to become pregnant. Before Telfast is even considered, a similar antihistamine called loratadine is used first. This is because there’s more information available which states that loratadine is safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and harms of taking Telfast during pregnancy. For more information about taking Telfast during pregnancy and how it can affect you and your baby, this leaflet on the Best use of Medicines in Pregnancy should help.

    Telfast Hayfever Pills

    Telfast hayfever pills are an effective way of treating the symptoms of hayfever and can be used in combination with other medications. Using Telfast hayfever pills will treat the symptoms of hay fever, not treat the underlying cause, which is an allergy. Other alternatives to Telfast hayfever pills can be purchased over the counter.

    Telfast Side Effects Depression

    Telfast side effects depression isn’t a direct side effect from taking Telfast. Taking Telfast to treat allergies can sometimes cause side effects such as irritability and sleep disturbances to increase, and in turn cause depression to increase in severity. For more information about possible side effects and how Telfast side effects depression, speak with your doctor. Any Telfast side effects depression should be immediately reported to your doctor.

    Telfast for Itchy Skin

    Telfast for itchy skin can help relieve symptoms from urticaria, otherwise known as hives. Telfast blocks a chemical produced by the immune system called histamine. When histamine is released by the immune system it is usually because your skin has encountered an allergen. The histamine will then cause inflammation and cause a rash called hives. Telfast for itchy skin has been proven to help relieve symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. You can buy Telfast for itchy skin via our free consultation form above.

    Telfast for Asthma

    During research, Telfast for asthma (fexofenadine) had very little effect on seasonal allergic asthma, however research is still ongoing to determine the effects of higher doses of fexofenadine. Although Telfast for asthma hasn’t been proven to be effective as of yet, other antihistamines such as cetirizine are proven to help asthma symptoms when compared to placebos. Telfast for asthma may be used when allergies are worsening asthma symptoms.

    Telfast for Skin Allergy

    Telfast for skin allergy can provide relief to allergic skin reactions such as itching, swelling and rashes. Long term allergic skin reactions for instance, chronic idiopathic urticaria, require a strength of 180mg for adults and children. If you are currently experiencing reoccurring skin reactions, your doctor may prescribe Telfast for skin allergy. If you are not seeing any improvements when taking Telfast for skin allergy, your doctor may prescribe other antihistamine Telfast alternatives.

    Telfast Alternatives

    You can buy telfast uk online as well as other Telfast alternatives via My Pharmacy. Here are some Telfast alternatives we currently offer –
  • Hay Fever

    Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest (pollen forecast).

    Check if you have hay fever

    Symptoms of hay fever include:

    • sneezing and coughing
    • a runny or blocked nose
    • itchy, red or watery eyes
    • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
    • loss of smell
    • pain around your temples and forehead
    • headache
    • earache
    • feeling tired

    If you have asthma, you might also:

    • have a tight feeling in your chest
    • be short of breath
    • wheeze and cough

    Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.


    How to treat hay fever yourself

    There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.



    • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
    • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
    • shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off
    • stay indoors whenever possible
    • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
    • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
    • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter



    • cut grass or walk on grass
    • spend too much time outside
    • keep fresh flowers in the house
    • smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
    • dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
    • let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors
  • Side Effects

    Like all medicines, fexofenadine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

    Common side effects

    Common side effects of fexofenadine happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don’t go away:

    • feeling sick
    • feeling sleepy
    • headache
    • dry mouth
    • feeling dizzy

    Serious side effects

    It’s rare to have a serious side effects with fexofenadine.

    Tell your doctor straight away if you have a fast or irregular heartbeat.

    Serious allergic reaction
    In rare cases, it’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to fexofenadine.

  • Further Information

    Further information can be found on the manufacturers Patient Information Leaflet  and printed if required.