What is Oralair?
Oralair is a medication that's used to treat hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It's a type of sublingual immunotherapy, which means you take it by dissolving a tablet under your tongue. Sublingual immunotherapy works by exposing your body to small amounts of the allergens that cause your hay fever, which can help reduce your symptoms over time.
How does Oralair work?
Oralair works by exposing your body to small amounts of five types of grass pollen. This is done by dissolving a tablet under your tongue. Over time, your body becomes less sensitive to these allergens, which can help reduce your symptoms.
Who can take Oralair?
Oralair is typically recommended for people who have moderate to severe hay fever symptoms caused by grass pollen. It's not recommended for children under the age of 5, or for people who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication.
What are the side effects of Oralair?
The most common side effects of Oralair are mouth itching, throat itching, and tongue itching. These side effects usually go away on their own within a few minutes. Less common side effects include hives, swollen face, and difficulty swallowing.
How do I use Oralair?
To use Oralair, you will dissolve a tablet under your tongue on a daily basis. It's important to follow the dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor. You should start taking the medication a few weeks before the hay fever season starts, and continue taking it throughout the season.
What are the common allergens that Oralair treats?
Oralair is specifically used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by five specific grass pollens. These allergens can cause symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Oralair treats sweet vernal, orchard, perennial rye, timothy, and Kentucky blue grass pollen allergies.
How long does it take for Oralair to be effective?
It typically takes several months of regular use for Oralair to be fully effective. It's important to start taking it before the allergy season begins and to continue taking it throughout the entire season to see the best results.
Can Oralair be used with other allergy medications?
Yes, Oralair can be used in conjunction with other medications such as antihistamines or nasal sprays. However, it's important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment plan.
Can Oralair be used to treat other types of allergies?
Oralair is only approved to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by specific grass pollens, it is not approved for treating allergies from other types of pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, or food allergies.