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Sublingual Immunotherapy Allergy Tablets Defined

Another form of allergy immunotherapy 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, one is for short ragweed and one is for dust mites. 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). The dust mite tablet is called Odactra® (ALK Inc.).

These allergy tablets provide an additional option for the treatment of allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis triggered by dust mites, ragweed or timothy/northern grasses.

Find out more about allergy tablets.