FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies


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THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment for dust mite allergies has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Odactra is a year-round, once-a-day tablet that’s dissolved under the tongue. It’s approved for use in people aged 18 to 65.

“House dust mite allergic disease can negatively impact a person’s quality of life,” said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

“The approval of Odactra provides patients an alternative treatment to allergy shots to help address their symptoms,” he added in an agency news release.

House dust mites are tiny bugs found in such places as bedding, upholstered furniture and carpets. Symptoms of dust mite allergies include a cough, sneezing, runny nose and congestion, as well as itchy and watery eyes.

Odactra exposes patients