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Telfast Questions & Answers

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21 questions from our users

Tonib

Tonibasked

Is Telfast any good fir the relief of the burn/itch if Midge bites?

No answers

Nisreen

Nisreenasked

I claimed yesterday on 4/9/2019,
for 7$ cash back and submitted but I didn’t get any response or any email

1 answer
Telfast
TelfastTelfast

Hi Nisreen,
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Vibrant

Vibrantasked

Can telfast make your skin sensitive to sun light? I’m on a medication that does I don’t want to add to it

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Bern
Bern

Sorry I’m not an expert best to ask your GP .


May

Mayasked

Telfast is it good for pimples?thanks

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Arialb

Arialbasked

Hi folks, I have recently switched from Telfast to a generic Australian brand called Fexit. They seem to be doing nothing for me. Why would this be? I thought they would be the exact same thing. Thanks

No answers

Hoor A

Hoor Aasked

Can i take telfast 180mg after 12 hours? I have severe blocked nose.
Thanks

No answers

Sharyn54

Sharyn54asked

Does it work for sinus too the chemist said it does?

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Cat
Cat

I have never had any allergy tablet alone that works for sinus. You will need to buy one for that. I use Demazin Sinus Allergy Hayfever 6 hour relief.


Mike

Mikeasked

Is there any long-term effects when taken these tablets / ie: continuing use effect are they harmful to your health??

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jblesnack
jblesnack

Apparently telfast is safe to use long term. Though some individuals adjust to their antihistamines, losing effectiveness over time


Ally

Allyasked

When taking telfast, can I eat straight away after taking a pill or should I wait a while?

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jblesnack
jblesnack

You can, unless it's a high fat meal. Also, ensure you take the tablet with water (do not take with apple, orange or grapefruit juice).
One more thing - if you take an antacid containing aluminium or magnesium, don't have telfast within 2 hours of the antacid.
All of the above lowers the efficiency by up to 50%.


Betty

Bettyasked

My specialist told me take 3 telfast a day which I have done for 2 months my local doctor said that's bad only take one have I done any damage to my health?

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katyana
katyana

Hi Betty far as I know it’s one tellfast a day I think three is to much and I don’t think you done any damage to you’re health long as you stoped taking 3 tellfast,hope you get better.


Joey

Joeyasked

I have been taking Telfast for the last couple of months for allergic symptoms (redness around my lips). It will normally go away after a week or two after taking Telfast, but it will recur after a couple of weeks. How long can I take Telfast consecutively? Will it be harmful or me becoming antimicrobial (resistance to antibiotic etc.)?

1 answer
Musician
Musician

Was taking nasal sprays like Nasonex every night to dry the nasal passages while sleeping, but not working so well anymore. Had taken Telfast occasionally for hayfever. Several pharmacists have told me that taking telfast every day is better for you than nasal sprays and has no long term effects. I am finding it has a better result for me.


dobbo

dobboasked

is it ok to take together with nasonex spray?

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kos
kos

I take it together with rhinocort spray, as reommended by doctor, so I would think all ok with nasonex spray

My Melody
My Melody

Normally I take Telfast tablets in the mornings and spray Nasonex at night but now Nasonex doesn't work for me so I switched to Avamys which needs prescription from doctor. I guess if Nasonex works for you then stick to it cos you can grab that off the shelf.

Musician
Musician

A doctor has told me you can take both telfast and nasonex at the same time for a few days. I am not sure if it can be done long term.


Mish

Mishasked

Does anyone take telfast daily to help the itch of midgies/sand flies bites?

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Mark Meehan
Mark Meehan

Not sure sorry

kos
kos

yes, take the green packet telfast. Should help with the itch. Also try using stop itch on actual bites.


Amanda Washington

Amanda Washingtonasked

Will taking this at night keep me awake?

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Cat
Cat

I have not found Telfast or Chemist's Own Fexo 180 keeps me awake at night but I also take Blackmores Valerian to help me sleep at night since being in menopause.

Mark Meehan
Mark Meehan

Not sure


Ros

Rosasked

Does Telfast contain Promethazine?

2 answers
Elizabeth76
Elizabeth76

No it doesn't. It contains fexofenadine hydrochloride. I hope this answers your question.

Ros
Ros

Thank you , I've been taking Telfast for nearly 4 years for hives, every day . This year I have been super sensitive to the sun . I break out in a sunburn , very dry rash , from even mild sunlight.


Arie

Arieasked

i am taking Telfast 180 for 4 weeks one dose a day , how long I can use it ?

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Cat
Cat

Hi Arie,
You should always seek medical advice from a medical practioner. I am not one but am a patient who has been assured by my medical practioner that what I am doing to MY body is ok. I have often doubled the daily dose to treat MY eczema/urticaria and don't appear at this to have suffered any side effects. I also use cortisone creams and watch my diet.

Good luck

Elizabeth76
Elizabeth76

I use it most days. My specialist said that it is safe to use indefinitely. I have allergies that last most of the year and I find Telfast works really well for me. If you're at all concerned check with your doctor or pharmacist. I hope this helps.


girl

girlasked

How long before telfast works for sinus?

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jen
jen

I've never used it for sinus. I do know others that have. Not long apparently but use regularly if it's seasonal.


ratna

ratnaasked

I have chronic urticaria diagnosed by skin specialist. I am taking 4 tellfast 180 mg a day suggested by skin specialist. Is it normal? Usually it supposed to be taken one tablet a day. Please give me suggestion.

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Weasel Wei
Weasel Wei

I am not doctor on that area, but I stopped eating that tablet after 3 days as itchy eye is totally gone, although some symptom with nose,many sneezing is still there.

I stopped taking telfast because a friend that does medicine research told me if I keep taking every day, one day it will not work again,
also she suggested not taking over doze.

so I think maybe you can have a try, if one 180mg tablet a day works, then take just one, not four,

if you need to take 4 a day, i think that will be very serious, you might need to seek alternate treatment .

some GP are useless, my opinion, they rely on medical wiki, to give prescription

jen
jen

Hi.
4 tablets definitely seems excessive. If a lower dose has same effect for you i would go lower.
Also combination therapy of other anthisamines can wrk. Also immune supressants. Talk To Your spcialist plus Dietician can help.
I now only take my antihistamines min 4 times per week. Have to go daily during chronic times. Good luck :)

nanceo
nanceo

Hey jen 4 tablets a day is fine. I saw an allergist specialist and he said to me telfast only has 'one tablet a day' written on it so they can sell it off the shelves otherwise people take up to 8 a day for serious allergies. I'm on 2 a day right now, been that way for 7 weeks and still going, for urtecaria


amahamah

amahamahasked

Can one take Telfast whilst taking blood pressure tablets?

1 answer
jen
jen

Im sure it's ok. But easily ask your pharmacist.
I have taken them with beta blokers.
hope telfast works for you jen


David

Davidasked

Do you suffer the side effects after taking 180 g telfast ? I took this drug for about one week,
But in the following days, I suffered a heart burn. Someone asks me take Zantac, does this
Medicine go with telfast? If the side effect always there, should continue taking this drug?

Thanks
David

1 answer
VVV
VVV

Had the same experience after taking 18 tablets and I immediately stopped taking it. stomach pain and heart burn. Telfast 180 was really effective but personally prefer the old Cetirizine because of the side effects.


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