Chattem Gets FDA Approval For Nasal Spray

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 10/15/2013 11:50 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)- From Spring onwards Nasacort its available over the counter across the country.

Robert long, Chattem,"It's very important to us as it allows us to round out our allergy portfolio so we have Allegra in tablet but also have a nasal spray that allows us to treat multiple symptoms for a significant allergy sufferer"

Robert Long of Chattanooga's Chattem says Nasacort's main selling point  is  availability.

Robert long, Chattem,"more users and consumers have access on a readily available basis to this important medication"

Nasacort will be manufactured in the UK with management looking at bringing packaging jobs to Chattanooga as soon as it's released in the Spring.

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic they are excited about the news from Chattem but say there are certain things that you need to look out for regarding Nasacort

Dr Levin,"Nasal septum perforation a hole in the middle of your nose, it can affect glaucoma, cataracts also, so those are things we want to follow as physicians"

However Dr Levin added that Nasacort could help a lot of people in East Tennessee.

"so topical nasal steroids, the class of medication that Nasacort belongs to is the best treatment for nasal allergy according to all the allergy guidelines"

The Allergy medication industry is now worth an estimated 2 billion dollars annually.

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