Sublingual Allergy Drops are the Standard of Care in Europe for the past 30 years and have been endorsed as a safe and effective allergy treatment by the World Health Organization. These drops are made with the same allergens we use in allergy shots and are preserved in a glycerin solution (which is sweet) which maintains the allergens stable. It is as effective as allergy shots, but without the risks, inconvenience or pain. The solution does not need to be refrigerated, so it it great for travelers. WASTE NO MORE GASOLINE. NO MORE LEAVING WORK/SCHOOL. NO LOOKING FOR PARKING. NO SITTING 1/2 HR AFTER AN INJECTION. NO MORE PAINFUL INJECTIONS. NO SWOLLEN SHOT SITE. NO RISK OF AIRWAY CLOSURE. NO RISK OF ASTHMA ATTACK. NO RISK OF HIVES. NO RISK OF SHOCK OR ANAPHYLAXIS . The side effects, though very rare, include an itchy mouth (inside the cheeks) or loose stools. The allergen serum vials are made up after skin testing in a special fashion such that the size of the skin reaction determines the initial concentration used of each allergen in the vial. Each vial is mixed according to the patient's test and lasts for 13 weeks. Over months, the concentration is increased in order to reach a maintenance concentration which is then administered daily for 5 years.
What is OFF LABEL use?
When medications are reveiwed and approved by the FDA, the product insert (PI) accompanying the medication describes how the medication may be used. When a medication is used in any fashion that is not stated in the PI, it is considered OFF LABEL.
Off Label use is very common in the practice of medicine. Examples of Off Label use would be when Aspirin was first used to prevent heart attacks, when beta blockers (used for hypertension) are used for migraine prevention, or when antidepressants are used for chronic pain management. There are many, many ways medications are used in clinical practice that is Off Label. Since the PI for the serum used for Sublingual Allergy Drops states it is for subcutaneous injection, using it as Sublingual Drops is considered OFF LABEL.