Allergy Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
An allergy occurs when the immune system is in overdrive with sensitivities and over-reacts to exposure from a normally harmless foreign substance, or allergen (i.e. cat dander, dust or plant pollen). Sublingual immunotherapy differs from ‘allergy shots’ in that there is a substantially lesser risk of anaphylaxis that accompanies the standard weekly injections. Pharmacy-compounded sublingual drops are an ideal option for children or adults averse to needles, or those with underlying medical conditions that prevent them from using injection therapy.
Pharmacy-compounded allergy drops are taken daily, over time, to help restore the body’s tolerance to common allergens. With daily desensitization, sublingual immunotherapy is recognized as an effective treatment for allergies by the World Health Organization and is backed by over 60 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. Sublingual Immunotherapy has been used successfully in the treatment of allergies in Europe over the last 20+ years with an excellent safety profile.
Pharmacy-compounded formulas are available to treat a number of the most common allergens including:
- Cats, Dogs, Mice
- Dust Mites
Your drops are compounded to include your specific allergens identified by your test results. Because the formulation is pharmacy-compounded all allergens used in the making for SLIT Therapy are approved by Health Canada and the FDA.