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ACTAIR CONTINUATION 300IR SUBL TAB BL

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Actair Continuation Sublingual Tablets are used for the treatment of house dust mite allergies that are characterised by rhinitis with or without conjuctivitis in adults and adolescents over 12 years.

 

ACTAIR®

Pronounced (Act-air)

Contains the active ingredients from a mixture of American and European house dust mite allergen extracts

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions

about Actair Initiation Treatment and Actair

Continuation Treatment sublingual tablets.

It does not contain all the available information.

It does not take the place of talking to your

doctor.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your

doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Actair

against the expected benefits it will have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking this

medicine, ask your doctor.

What is Actair used for

Actair contains a 50% mixture of allergen

extracts from 2 species of house dust mite. The

treatment with Actair is intended to increase the

immunological tolerance towards house dust

mites, and thereby reducing the allergic

symptoms.

Actair is used for the treatment of house dust mite

allergies that are characterised by rhinitis

(sneezing, runny or itchy nose, nasal congestion)

with or without conjunctivitis (itchy and watery

eyes) in adults and adolescents over 12 years.

Before treatment, the allergy is confirmed by a

doctor with adequate training and experience in

allergic diseases, who will perform the

appropriate skin and/or blood tests.

The house dust mites that Actair is used for are:

European house dust mite (Dermatophagoides

pteronyssinus) and American house dust mite

(Dermatophagoides farinae).

How it works

Treatment with Actair is intended to increase the

immunological tolerance towards house dust

mites, thereby building immunity to the specific

allergens in house dust mites, thus helping to

reduce the allergic symptoms.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions why

Actair has been prescribed for you.

Actair is not addictive.

This medicine is available only with a doctor’s

prescription.

Before you are given Actair

Do not take Actair:

• if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of

the other ingredients of Actair;

• if you suffer from severe and/or unstable

asthma;

• if your immune system is very weakened or

if you suffer from a disease that attacks your

own immune system;

• if you suffer from a malignant disease (for

example cancer);

• if you have any inflammation in your mouth

(for example mouth ulcers, bleeding gums).

If you are not sure if you should be taking

Actair, talk to your doctor.

Before you start your treatment with

Actair

Take special care with Actair:

If you have to undergo surgery in the mouth or if

you are having a tooth pulled, you should stop the

treatment with Actair for 7 days to allow your

oral cavity to heal. Thereafter, restart the

treatment with the previous dosage. If you

stopped the treatment for more than 7 days,

please ask your doctor how you should restart the

treatment.

Talk to your doctor if:

• you have any history of allergic

inflammation of the oesophagus

(eosinophilic oesophagitis). During treatment

with Actair, if you have severe or persistent

upper abdominal pain, swallowing

difficulties or chest pain, please contact your

doctor who may reconsider your treatment.

• you are taking a beta blocker (i.e., a class of

drugs often prescribed for heart conditions

and high blood pressure but also present in

some eye drops and ointments), as this drug

may decrease the effectiveness of adrenaline,

a medicine used to treat serious allergic

reactions.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently

taken any other medicines, including medicines

obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Ask your doctor for advice before taking any

medicine.

At present there is no experience for the use of

Actair during pregnancy. Therefore, you should

not start immunotherapy if you are pregnant. If

you become pregnant, speak to your doctor about

whether it is appropriate for you to continue

treatment.

There is no experience for the use of Actair

during breast-feeding as well. No effects on

infants who are breast-fed during treatment are

anticipated. However, you should not start

immunotherapy if you are breast-feeding. If you

wish to breastfeed while on treatment, speak to

your doctor about whether it is appropriate for

you to continue treatment.

Driving and using machines

No effect on the capacity to drive or use

machines has been observed with Actair.

Important information about some of the

ingredients of Actair

This medicine contains lactose. If you have been

told by your doctor that you have intolerance to

some sugars, contact your doctor before taking

this medicinal product.

Your doctor will advise you.

Your doctor has more information on medicines

to be careful with or avoid while taking Actair.

If necessary, your doctor may at the same time

prescribe medications to treat the possible allergic

reactions.

How Actair is given

Always take Actair exactly as your doctor has

told you. Check with your doctor if you are not

sure.

Actair is prescribed by doctors with adequate

training and experience in treatment of allergy.

With prescriptions for adolescents over 12 years,

the doctor will have the relevant experience in the

treatment of patients in this age group.

You are advised to take the first tablet under

medical supervision and be monitored for 30

minutes. This gives you the possibility of

discussing possible side effects with your doctor.

Dosage

Adults and adolescents over 12 years

The therapy is composed of an initiation

treatment (including a 3-day dose escalation) and

a continuation treatment.

Initiation Treatment:

The pack corresponding to the initiation treatment

contains two or four blisters:

• One small blister with 3 tablets of 100 IR.

• One large blister with 28 tablets of 300 IR or

three large blisters with respectively 28, 30

and 30 tablets of 300 IR.

Method of administration:

Take one 100 IR tablet on day one. Keep the

tablet under your tongue until it is completely

disintegrated before you swallow. On the second

day of treatment, two 100 IR tablets must be

placed under the tongue simultaneously and then

swallowed.

It is recommended that the tablets be taken during

the day. You should have no food or drink in

your mouth at the same time you are taking the

medicine.

Use the following dosing scheme:

Always start with the small blister:

Continuation Treatment:

The pack corresponding to the continuation

treatment contains large blister strip with 30 or 90

tablets of 300 IR sublingual tablets.

The treatment must be continued with 1 tablet of

300 IR once a day from the Actair continuation

treatment which contains 300 IR sublingual

tablets only.

Duration of treatment

Start your Actair treatment on the day determined

by your doctor.

Take these tablets as prescribed by your doctor

until the end of the treatment course.

After one year of treatment, efficacy has been

shown to be maintained in the following year

without treatment.

There is no experience with Actair in children

younger than 5 years and in patients over 65

years of age.

How long should Actair be taken for?

Actair is started on the day determined by your

doctor. It is recommended to maintain the

treatment all year round.

Each year your doctor will assess if it is suitable

for you to continue Actair treatment.

If you take more Actair than you should

Higher doses may be associated with reduced

tolerability and may potentially increase the risk

of serious allergic reactions.

In the event of overdose you may need medical

treatment.

Contact the Poisons Information Centre on (13 11

26 in Australia and 0800 POISON (0800 764

766) in New Zealand) for advice on the

management of overdose.

If you forget to take Actair

Do not take a double dose to make up for

forgotten dose.

If you interrupted the treatment with Actair for

less than one week, you can take up treatment

where you left off.

If you stop taking Actair

If you stop taking Actair, you may not have an

effect of the treatment.

If you interrupt treatment for longer than 7 days,

you should ask your doctor before restarting

treatment.

If you have any further questions on the use of

this product, ask your doctor.

While you are receiving Actair

Things you must do

Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are

treating you, that you are receiving Actair.

Tell your doctor if you feel the treatment is not

helping your condition.

If you experience any infection or inflammation

in the mouth or if you experience an increase in

asthma or allergy symptoms, ask your doctor for

advice before continuing treatment with Actair.

Side effects

Actair helps people with allergies to the house

dust mites allergen extracts of the product but

they may have unwanted side effects in a few

people.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes

they may be serious, most of the time they are

not. You may need medical treatment if you get

some of these side effects.

Contact your doctor or nurse immediately if

symptoms of an allergic reaction occur.

During treatment with Actair, you will be

exposed to substances that may cause application

site reactions and/or symptoms, which affect the

whole body. You may experience application site

reactions (such as itching of the mouth and throat

irritation).

Stop taking ACTAIR and contact your doctor

immediately if you develop or notice:

Allergic symptoms that affect the whole body

(i.e. rapid onset of an illness associated with

involvement of the skin and/or mucosa, breathing

difficulty, abdominal pain or symptoms related to

a drop in blood pressure).

Other possible side effects include the

following:

Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people):

• Throat irritation, itchy mouth, swelling

mouth, itchy ears.

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people):

• Inflammation in the eyes, itchy eyes, watery

eyes

• Swelling tongue, itchy tongue, inflammation

of the tongue

• Swelling or itching or blistering of lips

• Formation of blisters in the mouth,

uncomfortable feeling in the mouth or throat,

tingling or numbness in the mouth, decreased

sensitivity in the mouth, inflammation in the

mouth with or without ulcers, pain in the

mouth

• Pain in the throat, swelling in the throat,

sensation of dryness in throat

• Difficulty in swallowing

• Ear pain

• Sinus congestion

• Cough

• Breathing difficulty, chest discomfort,

asthma, bronchospasm

• Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea

• Itching, dry skin, abnormal skin sensations.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people):

• Eyelid spasm

• Rhinitis (stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing,

nasal discomfort)

• Dry mouth

• Inflammation of the nose and throat, throat

tightness

• Gum swelling, gum pain, swelling of palate

• Salivary gland enlargement, increased

production of saliva

• Wheezing

• Chest pain

• Serious allergic reaction with swelling of the

face and throat (angioedema)

• Headache

• Tiredness, malaise

• Bad breath, heartburn, vomiting, bowel

disorders

• Increased heartbeat rhythm

• Anxiety, sleepiness

• Muscle spasms

• Rash, urticaria, blisters

• Abnormalities in morphology or count of

blood cells or in biological parameters.

Side effects in children and adolescents

In children and adolescents, malaise was reported

at a higher incidence than in adults. In patients of

this age group, oral disorder, bronchitis,

enterocolitis, candida infection, seborrhoea and

ear disorder were also reported as uncommon

(affects less than 1 in 100 people).

Additional side effects experienced with

similar products

Cases of oesophageal inflammation have been

reported with other sublingual immunotherapy

products.

These do not represent all possible adverse drug

reactions. For a full list of all reported adverse

drug reactions refer to the Product Information or

Doctor.

After using Actair

Storage

• Keep it where children cannot reach it.

• Keep it in the original pack.

• Keep it below 30ºC.

• Do not use if past the expiry date which is

stamped on the carton side panel.

Product Description

Actair Initiation Treatment sublingual tablets 100

IR and 300 IR contain a small blister with 3

tablets of 100 IR concentration and a large blister

with 28 tablets of 300 IR concentration

OR

Actair Initiation Treatment sublingual tablets 100

IR and 300 IR contain a small blister with 3

tablets of 100 IR concentration and a three large

blisters with respectively 28, 30 and 30 tablets of

300 IR concentration

OR

Actair Initiation Treatment sublingual tablets 100

IR and 300 IR contain a small blister with 3

tablets of 100 IR concentration and a large blister

with 7 tablets of 300 IR concentration.

Actair Continuation Treatment sublingual tablets

300 IR contain blisters with 30 tablets of 300 IR

concentration. The continuation treatment is

available in packs of 30 or 90 tablets.

The tablets are round, biconvex, white to beige,

brown speckled. The 100 IR tablets are engraved

“SAC” on one side and “100” on the other and

the 300 IR tablets are engraved “SAC” on one

side and “300” on the other.

Presentation

The following pack sizes are available:

Actair Initiation Treatment sublingual tablets 100

IR and 300 IR (AUST R 233470)

• Pack with 3 tablets 100 IR and 28 tablets 300

IR

• Pack with 3 tablets 100 IR and 88 tablets 300

IR

• Pack with 3 tablets 100 IR and 7 tablets 300

IR

Actair Continuation Treatment sublingual tablets

300 IR (AUST R 233471)

• Pack with 30 tablets

• Pack with 90 tablets

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE

SPONSOR AND DISTRIBUTOR

Sponsor

Stallergenes Australia Pty Ltd

Suite 2408,

4 Daydream St, Warriewood, NSW 2102

Ph: 1800 824 166

Distributed in Australia by:

EBOS Group Pty Ltd

Unit 2A Clayton Business Park

1508 Centre Rd,

Clayton Vic 3168

Date Prepared: 15 April 2016.

 

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Ensure to allow sufficient time for the delivery of your prescription or repeat authorisation paperwork to us and the subsequent order delivery via our specialised delivery network. We recommend considering a total of up to 7 days for metro areas or 10 days in remote areas. If we do not already hold your prescription paperwork, it will be necessary for you to send the prescription paperwork to us before we can dispatch your order. Please also allow appropriate time for the prescription to reach us and for the order to be sent back so as to avoid running out of your ongoing prescription medicine.

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Returns & exchanges

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We will replace or refund (at our discretion) any items delivered to you that are damaged or defective at no charge.

Should you be eligible for a Product refund, it will be arranged as follows:

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Once a product it received back at a Superpharmacy premesis, and all previously listed conditions are met, the Customer Service Representative will be able to proceed with a refund or exchange request.

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Due to NSW Health Regulations, prescription items cannot be returned for refund.

The SUPERPHARMACY Returns Policy applies in addition to any other rights to which you may be entitled under the consumer guarantees provisions of the Australian Consumer Law.