Information for Patients using SLIT

Now that you have decided to take advantage of the benefits sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has to offer such as safety and convenience, you may have a few additional questions. Please refer below for answers to questions most frequently asked by our patients using SLIT. 

Once I get my allergy evaluation testing done, how long does it take to obtain my sublingual immunotherapy kit?
The procedure kit will be available to you in five to ten business days after payment is received. You may arrange to pick it up at any of our Allergy & Asthma Specialists locations.

How long will the procedure kit last?
The procedure kit is provided in six month supplies.

How soon after a treatment can I eat or drink?
You must hold the treatment under your tongue for two minutes before you swallow. After that, there are no restrictions for eating or drinking. Also, there are no restrictions of eating or drinking before taking the treatment.

How do I handle/store the sublingual immunotherapy kit?
During transport between our office and your home, the procedure kit can be left in ambient air for several hours. The procedure kit should be refrigerated immediately upon arrival at your home.

What happens if the sublingual immunotherapy bottle(s) are not refrigerated for an extended period of time?
The SLIT bottle(s) can be left out of the refrigerator for several hours. If the SLIT bottle(s) are left out of the refrigerator for an extended period of time in extreme temperatures, please call the extract nurse at 610-825-5800, extension 4. If it is determined that the SLIT needs to be remade, there will be a replacement fee.

What happens when I'm close to running out of my SLIT?
If it has been less than a year since the patient's last appointment, the patient simply contacts Allergy & Asthma Specialists at 1-800-86COUGH, option 6 to reorder another six month supply.

If it has been a year or more since the patient's last visit, the patient must make a follow up appointment to see the allergist. At this appointment, the allergist will evaluate the effectiveness of the patient's current prescription and determine if any changes are needed before the next year's kit is made. Patient's can make a follow-up appointment by calling 1-800-86COUGH, option 2.