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How effective are allergy tablets?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Allergy tablets and allergy shots are equally effective in controlling allergy symptoms, and both provide improvement that lasts even after you stop taking them. Both tablets and injections reduce your sensitivity only to the specific allergens they contain. 

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