ODACTRA is the only FDA-approved once-daily prescription tablet that treats the cause of house dust mite allergy

As an allergy immunotherapy, ODACTRA targets the cause of your house dust mite allergy. That makes it different from anything you may have purchased over the counter.

Over-the-counter medicines treat allergy symptoms, not the cause of the allergy. That’s why any relief you get from them is short-term.

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1 Nolte H et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;135:1494-1501.

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If you don’t have a doctor, your doctor isn’t available, or you’d like to speak to a doctor from the comfort of your home, the resources below may help you connect with a telehealth provider.

Why should you consider telehealth?

You can avoid waiting days, weeks, or months to see a doctor and speak with one whenever, or wherever you need to.

Here’s how Populus works:

1Fill out a quick online medical questionnaire in about 5 minutes.

2Connect virtually with a board-certified doctor to discuss allergy treatment and see if ODACTRA is right for you. This may include an allergy test to determine which allergies are causing your symptoms.

3If prescribed, ODACTRA can be delivered to your home. Your first dose of ODACTRA must be taken in a physician's office so they can monitor for rare but series allergic reactions like anaphylaxis. Your provider will give you instructions for your in-person first dose visit.

You may be responsible for a payment for a doctor consultation, similar to an in-person office visit.

ALK-Abello has engaged Populus, a telemedicine marketplace, to enable patients to consult healthcare providers virtually. These providers will make independent prescribing decisions and are not paid by ALK-Abello for patient consultations.

ODACTRA can help even if you have multiple allergies

If you’re like most people with allergic rhinitis, you’re probably allergic to more than 1 thing. One allergy alone might not make you feel terrible. But when it’s added on to a house dust mite allergy, it can make your symptoms from other allergies worse. The point at which you have an allergic reaction is called an “allergy threshold”.

Reducing the impact of house dust mites makes you less likely to reach the threshold and start feeling symptoms.

ODACTRA can be taken along with other medicines you might be taking for different allergy symptoms—and can help you find relief from those, too. Over time, you may need fewer medicines because you’ll already be reducing these other allergy symptoms by taking ODACTRA.

*Talk to your healthcare provider about your treatment plan

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of adults preferred allergy immunotherapy tablets (716 surveyed)

*Tankersley M et al. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021; 15:2539-2549.

Based on survey of adults and caregivers of children with symptomatic allergic rhinitis of at least moderate severity who are not currently on or have not previously tried allergy immunotherapy. Survey based on medication attributes.

Considerations for shots vs. tablets

Shots require trips to a doctor’s office as often as twice a week in the beginning of treatment, which causes missed time from work or school. During the first 6 months this could mean up to 50 visits.
Tablets_Icon Allergy immunotherapy tablets can be taken at home (after the first dose is taken in a doctor’s office)

• Insurance coverage varies but shots can cost up to $800 for the first year.

• Besides out-of-pocket treatment costs, there are other costs to consider:

- Transportation (gas, tolls, parking, wear and tear on vehicles, averaging $30 per visit)

- Lost earnings from work (for those who work hourly)

Tablets_Icon ODACTRA, after the first dose is initiated in the office, can be taken at home and may cost some patients as little as $25 per month based on insurance coverage.
Getting ODACTRA can be easy

ODACTRA is covered by most commercial insurance plans. Some patients may pay as little as $25 per month for their ODACTRA prescription.

This offer will provide savings in patient’s co-pay cost for ODACTRA only. It does not cover any other healthcare provider charges or any other treatment costs.

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Frequently asked questions

House dust mites are tiny bug-like creatures. They are so small you can’t see them. But they are almost everywhere indoors. This is a problem because many people are allergic to dust mites.

There are 2 main ways to treat house dust mite allergy.

The first is to try to lower the number of house dust mites in your home. Here are some tips on how to do that.

There are also medicines that may help. You can get some medicines over the counter (OTC), but others must be prescribed by a healthcare professional.

OTC medicines can help treat the symptoms of house dust mite allergy, but they don’t treat the cause. To treat the cause, you will need a prescription for a type of treatment called “allergy immunotherapy” (im-yuh-noh-thAIR-uh-pee) from your healthcare professional.

Only a healthcare professional, such as an allergy doctor, allergist, or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor, can find out for sure if you have a house dust mite allergy. If you have allergy symptoms all year long (sneezing, watery eyes, congestion, and/or a runny nose), there’s a chance it’s from house dust mites.

An allergy doctor, allergist, or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor can do a skin prick test or blood test to find out if you have house dust mite allergy.

Allergy immunotherapy (im-yuh-noh-thAIR-uh-pee) is a type of prescription medicine used to treat the root cause of allergies—not just the symptoms. It’s made from natural ingredients—very small doses of what you are allergic to (known as an allergen). Over time, allergy immunotherapy can make you less sensitive to the allergen. You may also find that you need to take fewer medicines to help with your symptoms. There are 2 main forms of FDA-approved allergy immunotherapy:

  • Tablets that people with allergies place under their tongues every day in the convenience of their home (after taking the first dose in the healthcare professional’s office)
  • Shots that healthcare professionals give people with allergies approximately once a week to a maintenance dose, then monthly after

There are 2 types of allergy immunotherapy (im-yuh-noh-thAIR-uh-pee) your doctor may prescribe: allergy shots, or allergy tablets, like ODACTRA. It’s important to be educated about the options available to you—this way, you can take an active role in your treatment and feel confident about your decision.

  • • Clinical consultations are out-of-pocket (not billed to insurance)
  • • Laboratory testing and treatment, if applicable, can be billed to your insurance. Co-pays according to your plan coverage will apply.

Looking for an alternative to telehealth? Find an in-person allergy doctor, allergist, or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor near you.

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Selected Important Safety Information about ODACTRA

What is the most important information I should know about ODACTRA?
ODACTRA can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ODACTRA and immediately seek medical care:
  • Trouble breathing

What is ODACTRA?

ODACTRA is a prescription medicine used for sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy to treat house dust mite allergies that can cause sneezing, runny or itchy nose, stuffy or congested nose, or itchy and watery eyes. ODACTRA may be prescribed for persons 12 through 65 years of age who are allergic to house dust mites. ODACTRA is NOT a medication that gives immediate relief for symptoms of house dust mite allergy.

Selected Important Safety Information about ODACTRA

What is the most important information I should know about ODACTRA?
  • ODACTRA can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ODACTRA and immediately seek medical care:
    • Trouble breathing
    • Throat tightness or swelling
    • Trouble swallowing or speaking
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • Rapid or weak heartbeat
    • Severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Severe flushing or itching of the skin
  • For home administration of ODACTRA, your doctor should prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine, a medicine you can inject if you or your child have a severe allergic reaction after taking ODACTRA. Your doctor will train and instruct you on the proper use of auto-injectable epinephrine.
  • If you forget to take ODACTRA, do not take two tablets. Take the next tablet at your normal scheduled time the next day. If you miss more than one tablet of ODACTRA, contact your doctor before restarting.
  • Do not take ODACTRA if:
    • You have severe, unstable or uncontrolled asthma
    • You had a severe allergic reaction in the past that included any of these symptoms: trouble breathing, dizziness or fainting, rapid or weak heartbeat
    • You have ever had difficulty with breathing due to swelling of the throat or upper airway after using any sublingual immunotherapy before
    • You have ever been diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis
    • You are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients contained in ODACTRA. The inactive ingredients contained in ODACTRA are: gelatin, mannitol, and sodium hydroxide.
  • Your doctor may decide that ODACTRA is not the best treatment if:
    • You have asthma, depending on how severe it is
    • You suffer from lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • You suffer from heart disease such as coronary artery disease, an irregular heart rhythm, or you have hypertension that is not well controlled
    • You are pregnant, plan to become pregnant during the time you will be taking ODACTRA, or are breast-feeding
    • You are unable or unwilling to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to treat a severe allergic reaction to ODACTRA
    • You are taking certain medicines that enhance the likelihood of a severe reaction, or interfere with the treatment of a severe reaction. These medicines include:
      • Beta blockers and alpha-blockers (prescribed for high blood pressure)
      • Cardiac glycosides (prescribed for heart failure or problems with heart rhythm)
      • Diuretics (prescribed for heart conditions and high blood pressure)
      • Ergot alkaloids (prescribed for migraine headache)
      • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants (prescribed for depression)
      • Thyroid hormone (prescribed for low thyroid activity)
  • If you are receiving allergy shots or other immunotherapy under the tongue. Use of more than one of these types of medicines together may increase the likelihood of a severe allergic reaction.
  • Stop taking ODACTRA and contact your doctor if you have any mouth surgery procedures (such as tooth removal), develop any mouth infections, ulcers or cuts in the mouth or throat, or have heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, chest pain that does not go away or worsens, asthma or any other breathing condition that worsens, or any type of serious allergic reaction.
  • The most commonly reported side effects were throat irritation/tickle, itching in the mouth or ears, swelling of the back of the mouth, lips or tongue, tongue pain, nausea, throat swelling, stomach pain, tongue ulcer/sore on the tongue, and mouth ulcer/sore in the mouth, diarrhea, and food tastes different. These side effects, by themselves, were not dangerous or life-threatening. Typically, these common side effects begin within the first week of starting ODACTRA and may reoccur for up to two weeks. These common side effects experienced after taking the first tablet typically last up to one hour.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING and Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.