Project Description

Sublingual Immunotherapy or SLIT is becoming increasing popular in the United States and has been the most common form of Immunotherapy in Europe for many years. This form of Allergy Immunotherapy also commonly known as “Allergy Drops” is administered under the tongue and is a non-sterile liquid for oral use that is mixed similarly to the S CIT treatment sets. SLIT is prescription only and is dispensed in specially made pump containers designed to deliver exact accurate doses. (for more information see SLIT AIT under this section).

There are two primary phases with SCIT (Subcutaneous Administration):

  • Build-up phase. This involves receiving dosing with increasing amounts of the allergens about one to two times per week. The length of this phase depends upon how often the injections are received, but generally ranges from three to six months.
  • Maintenance phase. This begins once the effective dose is reached. The effective maintenance dose depends on your level of allergen sensitivity and your response to the build-up phase. During the maintenance phase, there will be longer periods of time between treatments, ranging from two to four weeks. Your allergist / immunologist will decide what range is best for you.