Taking RAGWITEK

How to take RAGWITEK

Watch this video for instructions on taking RAGWITEK:

Taking RAGWITEK®?
The first tablet of RAGWITEK® (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) must be taken in the doctor's office
  • Take the tablet from the blister package with dry hands.
  • Take the tablet immediately after removing it from the blister package.
  • RAGWITEK dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue. After taking it, don’t swallow for at least 1 minute.
  • Do not take RAGWITEK with food or beverage.
  • Do not eat or drink for 5 minutes after taking the tablet.
  • Wash hands after taking the tablet.
  • Take the tablet from the blister package with dry hands.
  • Take the tablet immediately after removing it from the blister package.
  • RAGWITEK dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue. After taking it, don’t swallow for at least 1 minute.
  • Do not take RAGWITEK with food or beverage.
  • Do not eat or drink for 5 minutes after taking the tablet.
  • Wash hands after taking the tablet.
  • Take the tablet from the blister package with dry hands.
  • Take the tablet immediately after removing it from the blister package.
  • RAGWITEK dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue. After taking it, don’t swallow for at least 1 minute.
  • Do not take RAGWITEK with food or beverage.
  • Do not eat or drink for 5 minutes after taking the tablet.
  • Wash hands after taking the tablet.
If you tolerate the first dose, continue taking it at home as directed
If you tolerate the first dose, continue taking it at home as directed

Your allergy specialist will
prescribe epinephrine

When you’re taking RAGWITEK, your allergy specialist will also prescribe
auto-injectable epinephrine for you to use at home should you have a
severe allergic reaction. You should discuss the proper use of auto-injectable
epinephrine with your allergy specialist.

Dosing recommendation for RAGWITEK

It’s recommended that you start taking RAGWITEK at least 12 weeks before the ragweed pollen season and continue daily until the end of ragweed pollen season.

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Important Safety Information About RAGWITEK 

  • RAGWITEK can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Stop taking RAGWITEK and get medical treatment right away if you have any of the following symptoms after taking RAGWITEK:
    • 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
  • Do not take RAGWITEK if you have severe, unstable or uncontrolled asthma; had a severe allergic reaction in the past that included trouble breathing, dizziness or fainting, or rapid or weak heartbeat; had difficulty with breathing due to swelling of the throat or upper airway after using any sublingual immunotherapy before; have ever been diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis; or are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients contained in RAGWITEK.
  • For home administration of RAGWITEK, your doctor will prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine, a medicine you can inject if you have a severe allergic reaction after taking RAGWITEK. Talk to your doctor or read the epinephrine patient information if you have any questions about the use of auto-injectable epinephrine.
  • The first dose of RAGWITEK must be taken in the doctor's office. After taking the first tablet, you will be watched for at least 30 minutes for symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.
  • 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.

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