Starting RAGWITEK

Although you may not be thinking about ragweed allergies or experiencing any ragweed allergy symptoms, the best time to start talking to your allergy specialist about RAGWITEK is at least a few months before ragweed allergy season starts. Starting treatment early may give your body time to become less sensitive in preparation for the ragweed pollen season.

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Start RAGWITEK® (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) at least 12 weeks before ragweed allergy season starts Start RAGWITEK® (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) at least 12 weeks before ragweed allergy season starts Start RAGWITEK® (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) at least 12 weeks before ragweed allergy season starts

Ragweed pollen season varies regionally. Talk to your allergy specialist to find out when you should start RAGWITEK in your region.

RAGWITEK treats ragweed allergies that cause symptoms

The first dose of RAGWITEK must be taken in an allergy specialist’s office.

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Important Safety Information about RAGWITEK 

  • You should tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription and herbal supplements. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new supply of RAGWITEK. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking RAGWITEK.
  • Stop RAGWITEK and contact your doctor if you have any of the following after taking RAGWITEK: Any type of a serious allergic reaction; throat tightness that worsens or swelling of the tongue or throat that causes trouble speaking, breathing or swallowing; asthma or any other breathing condition that gets worse or heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, or chest pain that does not go away or worsens. Also stop taking RAGWITEK following mouth surgery procedures (such as tooth removal) or if you develop any mouth infections, ulcers or cuts in the mouth or throat.
  • The most commonly reported side effects were itching of the mouth, lips, or tongue, swelling under the tongue, or throat irritation. These side effects, by themselves, were not dangerous or life-threatening.
  • Your doctor may decide that RAGWITEK is not the best treatment for you if you have asthma; plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding; are unable or unwilling to administer epinephrine; or are taking certain medicines, including other allergen immunotherapy.

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