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What is an anti-IgE medication?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
One of the dreams of allergists is the idea of an "anti-IgE" medication (anti-immunoglobulin E), one that would block the action of the antibody IgE present in the patient from reacting with the offending allergens and so setting off an allergic response. The experimental drug TNX-901, which is noted for its prophylactic use against peanut allergy, was supposed to be such a drug. However, it was discontinued.
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