ALLERGY INJECTION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

BE PREPARED TO WAIT THE FULL 20 MINUTES after you receive your injection. It is our policy that all patients wait this designated amount of time after every injection and have your arm checked by the nurses after you have completed your waiting period.

Tell the nurse if you had a reaction to your last injection, or if you are ill so your dosage may be adjusted, or your injection skipped altogether.

Always sign up for an allergy injection. Allergy injections are given by appointment, and no on a walk-in basis. Please cancel if you are unable to keep an injection appointment, or call if you are running late.

If you are taking antibiotics, you may have an injection 48 hours after starting the medication. If you have had fever, you must be fever-free for 48 hours.

After swiping ID card, check in with the receptionist when you come for your injection. If you notice someone is called in for an injection before you, who came in after you, remind the receptionist that you are here.

No exercise after injection for at least two hours. The optimum waiting period is four hours.

It takes approximately 25 to 30 weekly injections to reach maintenance provided injections are received weekly and no reactions occur. Your dosage may need to be decreased if you are not feeling well, and this will cause the work-up to be delayed. Some people are unable to reach the top dose; it varies depending on your body.

If you have received other inoculations, you must wait 48 hours before receiving an allergy injection.

If you are started on any new medications, especially those for blood pressure, heart disease, chronic headache or glaucoma, advise the nurses! Some medications interfere with allergy injections. A few of them include: Blocadren, Corgard, Corzide, Inderal, Inderide, Lopressor, Normodyne, Trandate, Sectral, Tenoretic, Tenormin,Timolide, Visken and Timoptic. Please ask the nurse for the full listing.

Please notify the office if you are pregnant.

Please ask if you have any questions.

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