Tuesday, April 02, 2019 02:13 PM

UNDER-TONGUE ALLERGY PILLS REPLACE SHOTS FOR MANY

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue allergy[1] pills have quickly caught on as a way to treat hay fever[2] and dust mite allergies[3], a new study finds.

Allergy shots[4] have been available for more than 100 years, while sublingual, or under-the-tongue, allergy pills were only approved for use in the United States in 2014.

But of 268 U.S. allergists surveyed last year, 73% reported prescribing under-the-tongue allergy tablets, according to allergist and lead author Dr. Anita Sivam, of Memphis, Tenn.

"Five years ago, allergy tablets[5] hadn't been approved by the FDA and weren't being prescribed for people with allergies in the U.S.," Sivam said in a news release from the American College of Allergy[6], Asthma

News source: WebMD

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