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Revised: 2/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Actair House Dust Mite Sublingual Tablets 300units(IR)
 Active ingredient:
Extract of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Extract of Dermatophagoides farinae
 Dosage form:
white to brownish white tablet with brown spots, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 3.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) アシテア 1日1錠 300 IR 23706, (Back) アシテア300 IR S AC 300 23706

Effects of this medicine

This medicine contains extracts from house dust mite. Sublingual administration of this medicine leads to be gradually immune to house dust mite in a body, and then it induces immunological changes such as production of house dust mite-specific antibody and control of T-cell responsiveness, thereby relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
It is usually used for the allergen immunotherapy of allergic rhinitis caused by house dust mite.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have a history of shock, bronchial asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, take the following dose at a time sublingually, once daily. The doses are gradually increased (the increasing period): 100 units (IR) on the first day, 200 units (IR) on the second day and 1 tablet [300 units (IR)] on the third day. In the next period (the maintenance period), 1 tablet [300 units (IR)] are taken daily. (IR: index of reactivity) After you put a tablet under your tongue, keep this condition until complete dissolving of a tablet, and then swallow your saliva. Avoid gargling, eating and drinking for 5 minutes after taking a tablet.
    This medicine is used on and after the third day of administration. The increasing period may be extended according to your condition. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • When you start taking this medicine for the first time, you should take it under medical supervision in a medical institution. Keep quiet for 30 minutes after taking it.
  • To address a situation if symptoms of anaphylaxis occur, take this medicine in the daytime at a place as close to your family members as possible.
  • Children are required to put a tablet under their tongues and be able to take it sublingually in an appropriate manner. Parental guardians should also understand adequate usage of this medicine.
  • If you catch a cold or you have severe symptoms of bronchial asthma, consult with your doctor.
  • After you had intraoral surgery such as tooth extraction or when you have wounds or inflammation in your mouth, consult with your doctor.
  • If you swallow this medicine before complete dissolving of it, have a drink such as water. In this case, you should not take a dose once again and take a dose regularly on the following day.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember on the same day. If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. Take only a dose if you remember on the following day.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, spit it out immediately and gargle. Take a dose again on the following day.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Avoid exercising hard, drinking alcohol, taking a bath, or the like before and for two hours after taking this medicine, and to be careful about occurrence of adverse drug reactions such as anaphylaxis if you do such activities even after 2 hours from the time of taking this medicine. Adverse reactions such as anaphylaxis may be caused by enhancing the absorption of this medicine or the like, following improved blood circulation.
    If you have been exercising, drinking alcohol, taking a bath, or the like before taking this medicine, take it after calming down.
  • If you are breastfeeding, avoid breastfeeding while taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include feeling of stimulation in throat, swelling in mouth, itch in mouth and itch in ear. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • hives, itch, red rash, redness of skin  [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • breathing difficulty, swelling of throat  [pharyngeal edema, laryngeal edema]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of infants and children. Store it at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius) away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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