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What Is Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract?

Ragweed pollen allergen extract is made from certain pollens that can cause seasonal allergies (hay fever).

Ragweed pollen allergen extract is used to help your body develop an immunity to certain pollens that can cause allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and watery eyes. This medicine is for use in adults up to age 65.

This medicine will not provide immediate relief from allergy symptoms.

Ragweed pollen allergen extract may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

You should not use this medicine if you have uncontrolled asthma, or if you have a history of allergic reaction to a pollen-extract medicine, or allergic reaction that affected your esophagus.

You may not be able to use ragweed pollen allergen extract if you have certain medical conditions, such as breathing problems, heart disease, or high blood pressure. This medicine also may not be safe for you if you take certain medicines.

Ragweed pollen allergen extract may cause a severe allergic reaction.Your doctor will give you the first dose and watch you closely to make sure you do not have a reaction.

Your doctor may also prescribe epinephrine (Epi-Pen) to keep with you in case you ever have an allergic reaction to ragweed pollen allergen extract.

Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you havesigns of an allergic reaction: severe dizziness, feeling like you might pass out; fast heart rate, cough, chest tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing; stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea; hives, itching, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling); swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You should not use ragweed pollen allergen extract if you have ever had an allergic reaction to similar pollen-extract medicines, or if you have:

  • severe or uncontrolled asthma; or
  • a history of allergic reaction that affected your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach) and caused heartburn or trouble swallowing.

To make sure ragweed pollen allergen extract is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • breathing problems;
  • heart disease;
  • uncontrolled high blood pressure;
  • mouth sores, swollen gums, or other wounds or irritations inside your mouth;
  • if you take an antidepressant or migraine headache medicine; or
  • if you take medicine to treat heart problems, high blood pressure, or a prostate disorder.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ragweed pollen allergen extract will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.

It is not known whether ragweed pollen allergen extract passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

This medicine is not for use in people older than 65.

Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract Side Effects

Ragweed pollen allergen extract may cause a severe allergic reaction.Stop taking the medicine and get emergency medical help if you have any of thesesigns of an allergic reaction:

  • severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling (like you might pass out);
  • fast heart rate;
  • stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • hives, itching, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • cough, chest tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing; or
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

If you stop taking ragweed pollen allergen extract after having an allergic reaction,do not start taking the medicine again without your doctor's advice.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe mouth or throat irritation;
  • breathing problems; or
  • choking feeling, chest pain, trouble swallowing.

Common side effects may include:

  • numbness, tingling, itching, or swelling in your mouth;
  • swollen tongue;
  • throat irritation; or
  • itching in your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract Interactions

Ask your doctor before starting any new medicine or treatments, including allergy shots.

Other drugs may interact with ragweed pollen allergen extract, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract Dosage

Your doctor may perform an allergy skin test or blood test to make sure you are allergic to the specific pollen contained in this medicine.

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Your doctor may want to give your first dose of this medicine in a clinic setting. You should be watched closely for at least 30 minutes after taking your first dose, to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction.

Ragweed pollen allergen extract is asublingual tabletthat dissolves under your tongue. Do not chew this tablet or swallow it whole.

To take thesublingual tablet:

  • Keep the tablet in its blister pack until you are ready to take it. Open the package and peel back the foil.
  • Use dry hands to remove the tablet and place it in your mouth.
  • Place the sublingual tablet under your tongue and allow it to dissolve completely.
  • Do not swallow for at least 1 minute. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 5 minutes.

Wash your hands after handling the sublingual tablet.

A child using ragweed pollen extract should be supervised by an adult while taking this medicine.

Ragweed pollen allergen extract is usually taken once daily throughout allergy season. For best results, start taking this medicine at least 12 weeks before the start of allergy season.

Your doctor may also prescribe epinephrine (Epi-Pen) to keep with you in case you ever have an allergic reaction to ragweed pollen allergen extract.

If you need oral surgery or dental work, or if you have a mouth injury or infection, you may need to stop using this medicine until your mouth heals.Tell your doctor if the sublingual tablets cause any mouth irritation.

Store tablets in the blister pack at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.Do nottake extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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