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How do immunotherapy tablets help with treating pollen allergies?

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Instead of getting shots at the doctor’s office, there are also under-the-tongue tablets that you can take at home. The FDA has approved three of these products: Grastek, Oralair, and Ragwitek. They work the same way as shots. The goal is to boost your tolerance of allergy triggers.

From: Medications to Treat Pollen Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI): “SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis Nothing to Sneeze About.”

FDA. "Itching for Allergy Relief?" News release.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: "Allergens: Pollen."

National Jewish Health: "Pollen Allergy."

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Pollen."

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release.

UpToDate: “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies).”

Mayo Clinic: “Nonallergic rhinitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI): “SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis Nothing to Sneeze About.”

FDA. "Itching for Allergy Relief?" News release.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: "Allergens: Pollen."

National Jewish Health: "Pollen Allergy."

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Pollen."

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release.

UpToDate: “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies).”

Mayo Clinic: “Nonallergic rhinitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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