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Allergy Antigen
(injection) (injectable)


Treats an allergy by making your body less sensitive to the substance you are allergic to. After receiving this medicine for a time, you should either not have an allergic reaction or have a less severe reaction. Also used for allergy testing.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Wasp Treatment, Yellow Hornet Treatment, White Faced Hornet Treatment, Yellow Jacket Treatment, Honey Bee Treatment, Hymenoptera Venom Diagnostic Kit, Mixed Vespid Treatment, Venomil
 
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Allergy Antigen
Wasp Treatment, Yellow Hornet Treatment, White Faced Hornet Treatment, Yellow Jacket Treatment, Honey Bee Treatment, Hymenoptera Venom Diagnostic Kit, Mixed Vespid Treatment, Venomil
Uses
Treats an allergy by making your body less sensitive to the substance you are allergic to. After receiving this medicine for a time, you should either not have an allergic reaction or have a less severe reaction. Also used for allergy testing.



How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. You should have allergy skin tests before you start a treatment plan with this medicine. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.The shot is usually given in your upper arm.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. If you are allergic to more than one substance, you might need more than one injection during each visit to the doctor's office or clinic.
  • You might need to wait up to 30 minutes between each injection. You will need to stay for as long as 30 minutes after you receive the injection. Before you receive an injection, always tell your health caregiver these things: . If you had any reactions to your previous allergy shot. If you have missed any shots recently. If you are having allergy symptoms, even from an allergy that is not part of this treatment. If you are sick or have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. If you have been stung recently by an insect.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting. Fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you are not able to follow the rules of your care plan.
  • You need to be able to manage side effects and report problems to your doctor.
  • You might not be able to use this medicine if you have certain health problems.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have severe heart disease or problems with your immune system.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a beta blocker medicine such as atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol, timolol, Blocadren®, Coreg®, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Tenormin®, or Toprol®.

Missed Dose
  • Call your doctor or treatment clinic for instructions.
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular basis.
  • If you miss too many appointments, it will take longer for you to finish your treatment plan.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The medicine contains an allergen (the substance that you are allergic to).
  • You will be given the allergen in small amounts, so your body will slowly get used to it.
  • This means there is a small risk that you will have an allergic reaction to the medicine.
  • Before you start a treatment plan with this medicine, talk with your doctor about this risk. Make sure you understand the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction that needs treatment.
  • Tell your health caregiver any time you think you are having a severe allergic reaction to this medicine.
  • Some signs of a severe allergic reaction might be: Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting. Fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat. Hives, itching, or skin rash. Sneezing, cough, watery eyes, and runny or stuffy nose. Swelling around your mouth or inside your mouth or throat. Wheezing or other trouble breathing.

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