RAGWITEK is a prescription medicine used for sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy to treat ragweed pollen allergies that can cause sneezing, runny or itchy nose, stuffy or congested nose, or itchy and watery eyes. RAGWITEK may be prescribed for persons 18 through 65 years of age who are allergic to ragweed pollen.
RAGWITEK is taken for about 12 weeks before the ragweed pollen season and throughout ragweed pollen season.
RAGWITEK is NOT a medication that gives immediate relief for symptoms of ragweed allergy.
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Instead of a shot, RAGWITEK is a once-a-day tablet that dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue. After taking it, do not swallow for at least 1 minute. RAGWITEK is made from small amounts of natural short ragweed pollen and may help you gradually build tolerance so you become less sensitive to ragweed pollen.
Immunotherapy is designed to repeatedly expose your body to small amounts of an allergen. That’s why it’s important to take RAGWITEK every day, as your allergy specialist prescribes, even when you don’t have symptoms.
The first dose of RAGWITEK must be taken in the allergy specialist’s office. After taking the first dose, you will be observed for at least 30 minutes by a health care professional for symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. If the first dose is well tolerated, you can continue to take your RAGWITEK once a day at home.