Timothy grass pollen allergen extract
Name: Timothy grass pollen allergen extract
Mechanism of Action
Precise mechanism of allergen immunotherapy is not known
Allergen immunotherapy SL tablet consisting of purified and calibrated pollen extract of Timothy grass (Phleum pratense)
How should I take timothy grass pollen allergen extract?
Your doctor may perform an allergy skin test or blood test to make sure you are allergic to the specific pollen contained in this medicine.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Your doctor may want to give your first dose of this medicine in a clinic setting. You should be watched closely for at least 30 minutes after taking your first dose, to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction.
Timothy grass pollen allergen extract is a sublingual tablet that dissolves under your tongue. Do not chew this tablet or swallow it whole.
To take the sublingual tablet:
Keep the tablet in its blister pack until you are ready to take it. Open the package and peel back the foil.
Use dry hands to remove the tablet and place it in your mouth.
Place the sublingual tablet under your tongue and allow it to dissolve completely.
Do not swallow for at least 1 minute. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 5 minutes.
Wash your hands after handling the sublingual tablet.
A child using timothy grass pollen extract should be supervised by an adult while taking this medicine.
Timothy grass pollen allergen extract is usually taken once daily throughout allergy season. For best results, start taking this medicine at least 12 weeks before the start of allergy season.
In some cases, you may need to take timothy grass pollen allergen extract every day all year long, for up to 3 years. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
Your doctor may also prescribe epinephrine (Epi-Pen) to keep with you in case you ever have an allergic reaction to timothy grass pollen allergen extract.
If you need oral surgery or dental work, or if you have a mouth injury or infection, you may need to stop using this medicine until your mouth heals. Tell your doctor if the sublingual tablets cause any mouth irritation.
Store tablets in the blister pack at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.