A Convenient Treatment for Grass Allergies

If your child suffers from grass allergies, you likely have tried to treat his or her symptoms with over-the-counter or prescription allergy medicines like antihistamines or nasal sprays or allergy immunotherapy. Although allergy immunotherapy in the United States is traditionally given through allergy shots, parents may choose not to have their kids with grass allergies receive allergy shots, or they may choose to stop allergy shots for many reasons, including:

  • Inconvenience of regular allergy specialist office visits
  • Cost
  • Fear of needles

ORALAIR is a sublingual (under the tongue) allergy immunotherapy tablet that may improve symptoms of allergy to 5 of the most common grasses in the United States in children and adolescents 10 to 17 years old. It is a convenient needle-free option that can be taken at home, under adult supervision. Ask your child’s allergy specialist for more information.

Proven Effectiveness in Children With Grass Allergies

Treatment with ORALAIR may provide your kid with reduced grass allergy symptoms during the first season he or she is on treatment. In a medical study, grass allergy symptoms were improved more in children and adolescents who took ORALAIR than those who did not. Those allergy symptoms included:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or itchy nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy and watery eyes

The children and adolescents who took ORALAIR also took less other allergy medicine during the grass allergy season. Those allergy medicines included over-the-counter and prescription allergy medicines like antihistamines, nasal sprays, and other allergy pills.

Your child may have some side effects from ORALAIR. In medical studies, the most common side effects in children and adults were itching of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat.

These side effects, by themselves, are not dangerous or life-threatening. They usually go away soon after treatment starts. If your child has a side effect that bothers him or her or does not go away, talk with the allergy specialist. He or she may be able to help you and your child manage it.

Please see additional Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

In medical studies of ORALAIR in children and adolescents*

The effectiveness of ORALAIR was measured in medical studies by a daily combined score of how troublesome allergy symptoms were and how much other allergy medicine was used.

*ORALAIR is approved for use in people 10 to 65 years old.

ORALAIR can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Symptoms of allergic reactions to ORALAIR include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Throat tightness or swelling
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Rapid or weak heartbeat
  • Severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Severe flushing or itching of the skin

If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ORALAIR and immediately seek medical care. For home administration of ORALAIR, your doctor should prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine for you to keep at home for treating a severe reaction, should one occur. Your doctor will train and instruct you on the proper use of auto-injectable epinephrine.

Please see additional Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

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How To Get Your Child Started On ORALAIR

ORALAIR is a prescription allergy medicine. Make an appointment with your kid's allergy specialist if you think ORALAIR may be right for your child. Because ORALAIR is a treatment that starts about 4 months before the grass allergy season begins, you should talk to your child’s doctor to find out when that is.

See our Allergy Specialist Discussion Guide for questions you may want to ask during the appointment.

If your kid doesn't have an allergy specialist, visit these Web sites to find one near you:

Keep track of how ORALAIR is helping your child with the ORALAIR Treatment Tracker. Use it to record your child's grass allergy symptoms and use of other allergy medicines every day.

Important Safety Information

ORALAIR can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Symptoms of allergic reactions to ORALAIR include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Throat tightness or swelling
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Rapid or weak heartbeat
  • Severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Severe flushing or itching of the skin

If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ORALAIR and immediately seek medical care. For home administration of ORALAIR, your doctor should prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine for you to keep at home for treating a severe reaction, should one occur. Your doctor will train and instruct you on the proper use of auto-injectable epinephrine.

Do not take ORALAIR if you or your child:

  • Has severe, unstable, or uncontrolled asthma;
  • Had a severe allergic reaction in the past that included trouble breathing, dizziness or fainting, or rapid or weak heartbeat;
  • Has ever had difficulty with breathing due to swelling of the throat or upper airway after using any sublingual immunotherapy before;
  • Has ever been diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis; or
  • Is allergic to any of the inactive ingredients contained in ORALAIR.

Stop taking ORALAIR and contact your doctor if you or your child has any mouth surgery procedures (such as tooth removal), develops any mouth infections, ulcers or cuts in the mouth or throat, or has heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, or chest pain that does not go away or worsens.

In children and adults, the most commonly reported side effects were itching of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. These side effects, by themselves, are not dangerous or life-threatening.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Talk to your doctor before using ORALAIR while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, for additional important safety information.

Important Safety Information

ORALAIR can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Symptoms of allergic reactions to ORALAIR include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Throat tightness or swelling
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Rapid or weak heartbeat
  • Severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Severe flushing or itching of the skin

If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ORALAIR and immediately seek medical care. For home administration of ORALAIR, your doctor should prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine for you to keep at home for treating a severe reaction, should one occur. Your doctor will train and instruct you on the proper use of auto-injectable epinephrine.

Do not take ORALAIR if you or your child:

  • Has severe, unstable, or uncontrolled asthma;
  • Had a severe allergic reaction in the past that included trouble breathing, dizziness or fainting, or rapid or weak heartbeat;
  • Has ever had difficulty with breathing due to swelling of the throat or upper airway after using any sublingual immunotherapy before;
  • Has ever been diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis; or
  • Is allergic to any of the inactive ingredients contained in ORALAIR.

Stop taking ORALAIR and contact your doctor if you or your child has any mouth surgery procedures (such as tooth removal), develops any mouth infections, ulcers or cuts in the mouth or throat, or has heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, or chest pain that does not go away or worsens.

In children and adults, the most commonly reported side effects were itching of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. These side effects, by themselves, are not dangerous or life-threatening.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Talk to your doctor before using ORALAIR while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, for additional important safety information.