If you have allergies, then you know how this goes with the sneezing and runny nose and now there’s one more available drug to help counter attack. This is not a pill you take for immediate relief it states here so I am assuming this is more of a long term treatment. Usually when you have allergies you get the good old test to determine what allergies you have and are treated with injections on some type of a schedule so we have a pill for this one available versus a shot. BD
Merck announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Grastek (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use [2800 Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU)]. Grastek is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis confirmed by positive skin test or in vitro testing for pollen-specific IgE antibodies for Timothy grass or cross-reactive grass pollens. Grastek is approved for use in persons 5 through 65 years of age. Grastek is not indicated for the immediate relief of allergic symptoms.
The prescribing information for Grastek includes a boxed warning regarding severe allergic reactions. Grastek is contraindicated in patients with severe, unstable or uncontrolled asthma; a history of any severe systemic allergic reaction; a history of any severe local reaction after taking any sublingual allergen immunotherapy; a history of eosinophilic esophagitis; or hypersensitivity to any of the inactive ingredients contained in the product.