II. Indications

  1. Allergy Immunotherapy
    1. For allergic symptoms refractory to standard allergy medications

III. Precautions

  1. Not to be used without formal Allergy Testing first
  2. Observe in office for first sublingual dose
  3. All patients should receive Epinephrine auto-injector in case of Anaphylaxis reaction

IV. Preparations

  1. Grass allergies
    1. Grastek
    2. Oralair
  2. Ragweed allergy
    1. Ragwitek

V. Dosing: Protocol

  1. Start medication 3-4 months prior to allergy season and continue throughout the season
  2. Have Epinephrine auto-injector readily available in case of Anaphylaxis reaction

VI. Advantages

  1. More convenient, possibly safer, and without the pain of standard allergy Immunotherapy injections
  2. Efficacy approaches that of standard allergy Immunotherapy injections

VII. Disadvantages

  1. More expensive than standard allergy Immunotherapy injections

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Cost: Medications

grastek (on 11/23/2016 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
GRASTEK 2,800 BAU SL TABLET $8.43 each