Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
APS Pharmacy announced today that it is now offering Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergy patients. Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a method of treating allergies by desensitizing individuals to allergens with sublingual drops. These drops are administered over the course of time with the goal of increasing the immunity to allergens.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is similar to Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT), which is commonly known as allergy shots. In principle, allergy patients are given small doses of allergens to train their bodies not to react to the allergens, developing immunity to the cause of the allergy.
Unlike allergy shots, Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT), is comprised of solutions of allergen extracts that are administered orally as sublingual drops placed under the tongue.
Sublingual drops are not as unpleasant as traditional allergy shots. In addition, allergy shots require inconvenient weekly office visits; sublingual drops can be done at home. Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) can be customized to meet specific individual needs. Physicians can treat allergy patients based on their unique allergic profile and sensitivity which may offer increased safety for extremely sensitive allergy patients with multiple allergies.
The convenience, customization, and safety of sublingual allergy drops promote better patient compliance, which improves allergy patient outcomes.
APS Pharmacy follows the Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) dosing protocol established by the AAOA (American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy).
About APS Pharmacy
APS Pharmacy was founded in 1999 in Palm Harbor, FL as a specialty pharmacy. More information about the company can be found at http://www.apsmeds.com.