FDA approves allergy tablets

By KBJR News 1

June 23, 2014 Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 6:22 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - There's a new option available to people suffering from allergies.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved three allergy tablets; two types for people allergic to grass pollen and one type for those allergic to ragweed.

The tablet is an alternative to shots and medications that treat allergy symptoms.

Allergists say the benefit of the tablets is the convenience.

"Now patients have the liberty of taking these treatments at home in the comfort of their own home and they don't have to go to the doctor to be checked for that," said Dr. Alaaddin Kandeel.

Dr. Kandeel says while the tablets are more convenient, people tend to forget to take them, making them less effective.

They also must be taken 12 weeks before allergy season begins.