Palforzia is a medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children between ages 4 and 17 with a confirmed peanut allergy. Palforzia is a treatment to reduce allergic reactions that may occur with exposure to peanuts. Palforzia is not intended for emergency treatment of allergic reactions.
Palforzia is an immunologic medication. The mechanism of action of Palforzia has not been established, but it is believed to allow the immune system to recognize small doses of peanuts and not produce the antibodies that create the typical allergic reaction process.
How do I take it?
Palforzia is initially administered in a doctor’s office and again each time the dose is increased. If there is no reaction while under medical observation, Palforzia is taken once daily.
Palforzia comes in the form of a powder. It should be mixed with a semisolid food, like applesauce, yogurt, or pudding, and eaten. Palforzia should be used in conjunction with a peanut-free diet.
The FDA-approved label for Palforzia lists common side effects including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, throat itching and irritation, cough, sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, skin rash, and itching in the ear.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Palforzia include anaphylaxis and eosinophilic esophagitis, a condition where white blood cells build up in the esophagus and damage the tissues there.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Palforzia – Aimmune Therapeutics
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