The study included 628 adults with grass pollen allergic rhinoconjunctivitis who were randomized to receive standardized 5-grass pollen extract as SLIT daily. Treatment began 4 months prior to the expected pollen season and continued during the season. Both the 300-IR and 500-IR doses of SLIT improved symptoms compared to placebo.
Adverse events led to discontinuation of treatment in 5.2%, and 6.9% of patients in the 100-IR, 300-IR and 500-IR groups, respectively. No serious side effects were seen.
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