SHORT RAGWEED POLLEN ALLERGEN EXTRACT is an allergy medicine. It is used to treat sneezing, runny or itchy nose, nasal congestion, and watery eyes caused by ragweed allergies. Compare allergen immunotherapies.

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What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • history of eosinophilic esophagitis
  • history of irregular heartbeat
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • previous swelling of the tongue, face, or lips with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
  • receiving or have received allergy shots
  • sores, wounds, or infection in your mouth
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to short ragweed pollen allergen extract, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Leave the tablet in the sealed blister pack until you are ready to take it. With dry hands, open the blister and gently remove the tablet. If the tablet breaks or crumbles, throw it away and take a new tablet out of the blister pack. Place the tablet under the tongue and allow it to dissolve for at least 1 minute before swallowing. Do not take this medicine with food or drink. Do not eat or drink for at least 5 minutes after taking the medicine. Wash your hands after handling the tablet. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. If you miss more than one dose, contact your doctor before restarting.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep this medicine in the original container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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