AGROSTIS ALBA (Standardized Redtop Grass) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name


What is the Trade Name for AGROSTIS ALBA

Standardized Redtop Grass

What is the Indication for AGROSTIS ALBA

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE Standardized grass pollen extract is indicated for use in the diagnosis of grass allergy in patients with a history of allergic symptoms that occur during grass pollination. Skin tests with standardized grass pollen extract should be done first by the puncture method using 10,000 BAU/mL extract. If these tests are negative, they may be repeated by the puncture method with 100,000 BAU/mL extract, or by the intradermal method using an appropriate dilution (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). The extract also is indicated for use in the treatment of allergic symptoms by immunotherapy in patients with a history of grass pollen allergy and established sensitivity to grass pollen extract by skin testing. The availability of 10,000 and 100,000 BAU/mL extracts facilitates dose selection for safe switching to standardized grass pollen extracts. Previously untreated patients should be initially treated with appropriately diluted 10,000 BAU/mL. If tolerated, higher doses may be indicated. The use of grass pollen extract for the above purposes should be made only by physicians with special familiarity and knowledge of allergy as described in a standard allergy textbook 13 . Allermed’s standardized grass pollen extracts labeled in BAU/mL are not interchangeable with alumprecipitated grass pollen extracts, grass pollen extracts labeled in AU/mL or non-standardized grass pollen extracts.



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