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New Allergy Treatment Goes Under Your Tongue

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The FDA has approved the first under-the-tongue allergy treatment, a welcome alternative for patients who get regular allergy shots.

Oralair is a mixture of grass pollen extracts that are compressed into a tablet that rapidly dissolves under the tongue. Patients who tried the drug reported a sixteen to thirty percent reduction in their allergy symptoms and medication use.

The treatment works by slowly building a patient's tolerance to grass pollen -- something that used to be accomplished with routine allergy shots administered in a doctor's office. Oralair will be available by prescription only.



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