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Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) Allergy Tablets Definition

Another form of allergy immunotherapy therapy is called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) allergy tablets. Rather than shots, allergy tablets involve administering the allergens under the tongue generally on a daily basis. Two are directed at different kinds of grass pollen and one is for short ragweed. The two grass pollen allergy tablets are Oralair® (Stallergenes), which has five kinds of northern grass pollen, and Grastek® (Merck), which has timothy grass pollen. The short ragweed allergy tablet is called Ragwitek® (Merck). These allergy tablets provide an additional option for the treatment of allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis triggered by ragweed or timothy/northern grasses.

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