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TERFED 30MG SYRUP

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Composition for TERFED

Terfenadine(30 mg)

food interaction for TERFED

alcohol interaction for TERFED

pregnancy interaction for TERFED

lactation interaction for TERFED

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Terfed 30mg syrup at a fixed time.
Avoid Terfed 30mg syrup with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Terfed 30mg syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TERFED

Terfenadine(30 mg)

Uses

Terfed 30mg syrup is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Terfed 30mg syrup belongs to class of drugs called antihistamines. It blocks histamine action, which responsible for causing allergies and inflammation.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Allergic hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Flushing, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Burning sensation, Depression, Skin peeling, Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Hair loss, Weight gain, Increased appetite, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Nausea, Vomiting

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Expert advice for TERFED

• Tell your doctor if you have enlarged prostate or problems in urination.
• You may regularly monitored for change in potassium levels in your blood as it terfenadine is known to lower the levels of potassium
• Do not drive or operate machinery while taking terfenadine as it may cause dizziness.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to terfenadine or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for TERFED

Terfenadine

Q.Is terfenadine the same as fexofenadine?
Terfenadine and fexofenadine are drugs of same class and used for allergic conditions

Q.Why is terfenadine banned?
Terfenadine is banned because of the fatal side effects it may cause.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)