What is Sublingual immunotherapy?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Sublingual immunotherapy is a method to treat allergies that involves placing an allergen containing solution under the tongue in order to reduce the sensitivity to allergens over time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sublingual immunotherapy

Side effect Patients
Sinus congestion 1

Why patients stopped taking Sublingual immunotherapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Sublingual immunotherapy

Duration

Stopped using Sublingual immunotherapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for Sublingual immunotherapy

Feb 23, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 drop(s) Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This was so easy compared to injections!It even tasted good!, No needles, no disinfecting, no waiting for the doctor or the nurse. This is just fantastic. If this works, and I think it did for me this is a treatment that has to be more available. I think this should be extremely inexpensive. I bought mine off the Internet and I think I did well that way.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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