Telfast Frequently Asked Questions
What is Telfast used for?
Telfast (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine medication used to relieve allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat. It is commonly used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and other respiratory allergies.
Is Telfast a prescription medication?
Telfast is available both as a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication, depending on the dosage and formulation. Some lower-strength versions may be available without a prescription, while higher-strength versions may require a doctor's prescription.
How does Telfast work?
Telfast works by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction. By blocking histamine, Telfast helps alleviate allergy symptoms.
Does Telfast cause drowsiness?
Telfast is considered a non-drowsy antihistamine, meaning it is less likely to cause drowsiness compared to some older antihistamines. However, individual responses to medications can vary, and some people may still experience mild drowsiness with Telfast.
Can I take Telfast with other medications?
Before taking Telfast, it's essential to inform your healthcare provider about all other medications, supplements, or herbal products you are taking. Some drugs may interact with Telfast, potentially affecting its effectiveness or causing side effects.
Can Telfast be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare provider before taking Telfast. While it is generally considered safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, it's essential to weigh the benefits and potential risks with a healthcare professional.
How should I take Telfast?
Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your healthcare professional or those mentioned on the product's packaging. The dosage and frequency may vary based on the strength of the medication and the age of the patient.
What are the possible side effects of Telfast?
Common side effects of Telfast may include headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Serious side effects are rare, but if you experience any unusual or severe reactions, contact your healthcare provider immediately.