Telfast is a prescription-only oral antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and seasonal rhinitis.
Hayfever is an allergic condition that is triggered by inhaling pollen particles. This allergic reaction releases histamine into the body which causes inflammation and the well known symptoms of hay fever which generally include sneezing, a runny nose, watery and itchy eyes and hives. Rhinitis is the medical term for inflammation of the inside of the nose which occurs when the body becomes oversensitive to substances such as pollen, dust or animal skin. It appears to resemble the common cold with a runny nose, but unlike the symptoms produced by the viral infection, it also includes a dry cough, facial pain, fatigue and itchy, watery eyes.
Both hay fever and rhinitis are very common conditions, with each affecting one in five people in the UK, impacting their way of life and ability to continue their regular day to day activities. Telfast contains the active ingredient fexofenadine, which helps to alleviate symptoms of these two troublesome health problems.