Medication information

Acarizax 12u S/L tablet

This desensitization treatment contains house dust mites extracts. Typically, it is used for allergic rhinitis. It requires a few months to take effect.

Instructions

Place the tablet under the tongue. Let it dissolve without chewing or swallowing it.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. The first dose must be taken at the doctor's office. Patients must be watched for at least 30 minutes after each dose.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand.

If you forget a dose, simply skip it and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. This medication must be taken without food or water. Do not drink or eat for 5 minutes after taking the dose.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may alter your sense of taste;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause inflammation of the mouth;
  • it may cause ear itching;
  • it may cause oral itching;
  • it may irritate your throat.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

To remain effective, this product must be kept in its original packaging. Do not transfer it to another container. As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.


If you think you are allergic to this medication or if you develop a rash, itching, swelling of the face or difficulty breathing after using it, seek medical attention immediately.