The active ingredient in your tablets is fexofenadine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It can be used in adults and adolescents of 12 years and older to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose and red, itchy and watery eyes.
TREATHAY is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
What TREATHAY looks like and the contents of the pack: TREATHAY 120 mg film-coated tablet are peach-coloured, oblong, biconvex, film-coated tablets.
Warnings / Side effects
What you need to know before you take TREATHAY
Do not take TREATHAY
• If you are allergic to fexofenadine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking TREATHAY if you:
• have problems with your liver or kidneys
• are elderly
• have or ever had heart problems, as fexofenadine, like other antihistamines may cause your heart to beat faster (tachycardia) or you feel your heart beating (palpitations).
If any of these apply to you, or if you are not sure, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Other medicines and TREATHAY
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicine.
Indigestion remedies containing aluminium and magnesium may affect the action of TREATHAY by lowering the amount of medicinal product absorbed.
It is recommended that you leave about 2 hours between the time that you take TREATHAY and your indigestion remedy.
TREATHAY with food and drink
TREATHAY should be taken before meals with water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
TREATHAY should not be taken during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding unless advised by a doctor.
Driving and using machines
TREATHAY is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, you should check that these tablets do not make you feel sleepy or dizzy before driving or operating machinery.
TREATHAY contain sodium
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any of the following symptoms after taking these tablets you should contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately as these may be signs of a serious allergic reaction:
• Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat and difficulty breathing.
The following side effects have also been reported:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• feeling sick (nausea)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
• tiredness or sleepiness
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
• sleeping disorders
• bad dreams
• fast or irregular heart beat
• skin rash and itching
• serious allergic reaction which can cause swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, flushing, chest tightness
• difficulty breathing
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Usage / Instructions
How to take TREATHAY
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over
The recommended dose is one tablet (120 mg) daily. Take your tablet with water before a meal.
This medicine starts to relieve your symptoms within 1 hour and lasts for 24 hours.
If symptoms persist or worsen, stop use and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take more than one tablet in 24 hours.
TREATHAY is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
If you take more TREATHAY than you should
If you have accidentally taken more than this leaflet recommended, contact your nearest hospital emergency department or tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Remember to take the pack and any remaining tablets with you.
The most common signs of overdose are dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth.
If you forget to take TREATHAY
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Take the next dose at the usual time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store TREATHAY
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Store in the original package.
This medicinal product does not require any special temperature storage condition.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
What TREATHAY contains
The active substance is fexofenadine hydrochloride. Each film-coated tablet contains 120 mg of
fexofenadine hydrochloride, which is equivalent to 112 mg of fexofenadine
The other ingredients are:-
• Tablet core: Microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose
• Film coating: Hypromellose (E464), macrogol (PEG 400), macrogol (PEG 4000), titanium
dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (El72) and iron oxide red (E172).