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Ragwitek

RAGWITEK™
(Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablets

WARNING

SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS

  • RAGWITEK can cause life-threatening allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis and severe laryngopharyngeal restriction. (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).
  • Do not administer RAGWITEK to patients with severe, unstable or uncontrolled asthma. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS)
  • Observe patients in the office for at least 30 minutes following the initial dose. (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).
  • Prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine, instruct and train patients on its appropriate use, and instruct patients to seek immediate medical care upon its use. (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).
  • RAGWITEK may not be suitable for patients with certain underlying medical conditions that may reduce their ability to survive a serious allergic reaction. (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).
  • RAGWITEK may not be suitable for patients who may be unresponsive to epinephrine or inhaled bronchodilators, such as those taking beta-blockers. (See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS).

DRUG DESCRIPTION

RAGWITEK tablets contain pollen allergen extract from Short Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia).

RAGWITEK is a sublingual orally disintegrating tablet that dissolves rapidly.

RAGWITEK is available as a tablet of 12 Amb a 1-U of short ragweed pollen allergen extract.

Inactive ingredients: gelatin NF (fish source), mannitol USP, and sodium hydroxide NF.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/2/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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