Grass Pollen Allergen Extract (5 Grass Extract)

Pediatric Medication

Brand Names: US

Oralair; Oralair Adult Sample Kit; Oralair Childrens and Adolescents Sample Kit

Brand Names: Canada



  • Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
  • The first dose will be given in a doctor’s office.
  • Your child’s doctor will give you another drug (epinephrine) to give in case of an allergic reaction. Be sure you know how and when to give it. Tell the doctor if your child is taking a drug called a beta-blocker like metoprolol. Epinephrine may not work as well with beta-blockers. Talk with your child’s doctor.
  • Do not give this drug to your child if he/she has very bad asthma or asthma that is not controlled.

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to treat a grass pollen allergy.

What do I need to tell the doctor BEFORE my child takes this drug?

  • If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
  • If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If your child ever had a very bad allergic reaction.
  • If your child has ever had eosinophilic esophagitis.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child’s drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take this drug with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while my child takes this drug?

  • Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • This drug will not help allergy signs get better if the signs are already present. Talk with the doctor.
  • This drug is most useful if started before contact with the allergen. Give at least 4 months before.
  • If your child has asthma and it gets harder to control or if your child has trouble breathing, call the doctor right away.

If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:

  • Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.

What are some side effects that I need to call my child’s doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking.
  • Pain with swallowing.
  • Heartburn.
  • Chest pain or pressure, a fast heartbeat, or passing out.
  • Dizziness.
  • Flushing.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Cough that does not go away.
  • Very loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Very bad belly pain.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child’s doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
  • Itching in the ear, mouth, or tongue.
  • Cough.
  • Throat pain.
  • Throat irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child’s doctor. Call your child’s doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best given?

Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
  • Do not take out the tablet from the tablet pack until you are ready to give this drug to your child. Give the tablet right away after opening the blister pack. Do not store the tablet for future use.
  • Place under your child’s tongue and let melt all the way before swallowing. Do not let your child chew, suck, or swallow the tablet.
  • Do not let your child eat or drink while the tablet is melting or for 5 minutes after the tablet melts.
  • Wash your hands after use.

What do I do if my child misses a dose?

  • Skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
  • Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • If your child misses more than 1 day of taking this drug, talk with the child’s doctor.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store in the original container at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

General drug facts

  • If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
  • Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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