How Does POLLINEX®-R Work?

It’s important that the body has time to build up its antibodies against ragweed pollen. That’s why the POLLINEX®-R vaccine should be given before ragweed season arrives.

POLLINEX®-R is a short-course vaccine given in four separate doses across four appointments given approximately seven days apart. Each dose contains an increasing amount of ragweed pollen. Ideally, the first injection should be given toward the end of June.

After your injection your doctor will ask you to wait in the office for at least 30 minutes. This is to ensure that you don’t have an immediate anaphylactic reaction. The waiting time may be longer if you are considered a high-risk patient or if you experience mild symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction.

Severe, immediate reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic shock can occur with the use of POLLINEX®-R. If you show signs of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock, you must seek medical help immediately.

In order for POLLINEX®-R to be effective it is important to stick to the injection schedule and any other instructions your doctor may provide. It is also necessary to speak to your doctor about any other drugs you may be taking. This includes everything from prescriptions to over-the-counter medications to natural/herbal and homeopathic remedies. Also, it is recommended that strenuous exercise be avoided for at least 24 hours during the administration period.