Tag Archives: SLIT (allergy “drops”)

IS RESPONSE TO ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY PREDICTABLE?

FCAAIA Notes: Allergen immunotherapy (IT) is the only disease-modifying treatment and thus the only potential cure for allergies. People respond at different rates to different extents, but it is a highly effective treatment. For IT to be helpful, you need … Continue reading

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EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT USING SLIT TO TREAT SARC

FCAAIA Notes: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in which melt-away tablets are placed under the tongue is an attractive idea because of its convenience.  In the United States, SLIT has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for grass … Continue reading

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EOE DEVELOPED IN PATIENTS WITH IGE-MEDIATED FOOD ALLERGY AFTER OIT

FCAAIA Notes: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has been recognized with increasing frequency in a variety of settings.  It can present in a variety of ways, in part depend on the patients age.  In some, it presents as gastroesophageal reflux unresponsive to … Continue reading

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FDA CLEARS SUBLINGUAL RAGWITEK FOR RAGWEED ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: The last time I updated articles on this website, I posted news about FDA approval of sublingual (under-the tongue) treatment for grass allergy. (See “FDA OKs Oralair, First US Sublingual Allergy Immunotherapy”). The same caveats I noted then … Continue reading

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FDA OKS ORALAIR, FIRST US SUBLINGUAL ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY

FCAAIA Notes: This the first and only sublingual (under-the tongue) treatment for allergies approved for use in the United States. It is only useful for northern grasses (prevalent in Connecticut).  It has no utility for any other allergen.  It is … Continue reading

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SAFETY AND TOLERABILITY OF SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY IN CLINICAL TRIALS AND REAL LIFE

FCAAIA Notes: We have posted several articles about the safety and efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for aeroallergen sensitivity.  In recent weeks, the FDA has approved sublingual tablets for grass and ragweed immunotherapy, affirming older European data proving that these … Continue reading

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LIQUID RAGWEED ALLERGY DRUG SHOWS PROMISE

FCAAIA Notes:  Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT, allergy drops) would be an attractive alternative to injections for some patients if it worked well.  Unfortunately, there is no scientific rationale for any in the United States to be on SLIT right now.  This … Continue reading

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SUBCUTANEOUS IMMUNOTHERAPY MAY HAVE EDGE IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: Sublingual immunotherapy (“SLIT”, allergy drops) have gotten a lot of press recently.  The idea of course would be appealing if it worked as well as traditional allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy, “SCIT”).  Unfortunately, it doesn’t. This report is another … Continue reading

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ORAL TREATMENT MOWS DOWN GRASS ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: On the surface, the use of tablets under the tongue for grass pollen seems like a great idea. However, in Connecticut, there are very few patients so allergic to grass pollen and ONLY grass pollen that they require … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE STORY ON ALLERGY “DROPS”?

• Scientific studies from Europe in the last few years show that patients allergic to only one of the several things (e.g., grass, dust mite, ragweed, or cat) may benefit from sublingual immunotherapy (in which the substance is placed under … Continue reading

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