A comprehensive allergen extract monograph with advice for the patient

Ann Allergy. 1985 Mar;54(3):185-94.


Interest in increased patient education regarding medications they receive is gathering momentum. An historical overview is provided as well as summaries of available patient information resources. To date little such information has been available for patients receiving immunotherapy with allergen extracts. A comprehensive draft monograph driven from multiple sources for the various products available is proposed, as well as suggested advice for patients. Comments and suggestions for revision are solicited, prior to proposed inclusion in a national patient information publication.

MeSH terms

  • Allergens* / administration & dosage
  • Allergens* / adverse effects
  • Allergens* / pharmacology
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology
  • Breast Feeding
  • Cross Reactions
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Drug Interactions
  • Drug Storage
  • Female
  • Histamine Release
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / immunology


  • Allergens