Learn more about RAGWITEK for children, adolescents, and adults aged 5 to 65 years
RAGWITEK is a prescription medicine used for sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy to treat ragweed pollen allergies that can cause sneezing, runny or itchy nose, stuffy or congested nose, or itchy and watery eyes. RAGWITEK may be prescribed for children, adolescents, and adults 5 through 65 years of age who are allergic to ragweed pollen.
RAGWITEK is taken for about 12 weeks before the ragweed pollen season and throughout ragweed pollen season.
RAGWITEK is NOT a medication that gives immediate relief for symptoms of ragweed allergy.
RAGWITEK is clinically proven to help prevent ragweed allergy symptoms
RAGWITEK was tested in clinical studies of children, adolescents, and adults with a history of ragweed allergy symptoms. In multiple clinical studies, RAGWITEK provided significant relief of ragweed allergy symptoms throughout the entire ragweed pollen season, including when ragweed pollen counts were the highest (sometimes known as the “peak” of the season). Symptoms included
RAGWITEK also reduced the need for over-the-counter and prescription allergy medications throughout the ragweed pollen season, including the peak of the season.a
aStandard allergy medications. These generally included oral and inhaled antihistamines and oral and inhaled corticosteroids.
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RAGWITEK is ragweed allergy immunotherapy in a tablet
Instead of a shot, RAGWITEK is a once-a-day tablet that dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue. After taking it, do not swallow for at least 1 minute. RAGWITEK is made from small amounts of natural short ragweed pollen and may help you or your child gradually build tolerance to become less sensitive to ragweed pollen.
RAGWITEK® (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) is a daily dose of immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is designed to repeatedly expose people to small amounts of an allergen. That’s why it’s important to take RAGWITEK every day, as the allergy specialist prescribes, even when you or your child don’t have symptoms.
Taking the first tablet in the allergy specialist's office
The first dose of RAGWITEK must be taken in the allergy specialist's office. After taking the first dose, you will be observed for at least 30 minutes by a health care professional for symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. If the first dose is well tolerated, you can continue to take your RAGWITEK once a day at home.