Allergy drops are currently only available at select clinic locations.

Not all treatments and special programs are offered at every AllerVie location or by every AllerVie provider.

What are Allergy Drops?

Allergy drops are a form of allergy immunotherapy designed to help improve the body’s immune response to an allergen. They are administered sublingually (under the tongue) and are a great alternative for patients averse to allergy shots or whose conditions cannot be treated with allergy shots.


Unlike allergy medications, allergy drops try to get at the reason of an allergy attack.


They address the body’s immune response to an allergen, training it to limit its reaction and production of histamines.


Sublingual allergy drops are easy to take and offer relief to a wide range of allergy sufferers.

Allergist getting allergy drops

How do Allergy Drops Work?

As a form of immunotherapy, allergy drops work by exposing the body to small amounts of an allergen. This exposure increases over time, desensitizing the immune system to the allergen. Under ideal circumstances, the body becomes tolerant of the allergen and the patient experiences far fewer and much less severe symptoms when exposed to allergens.

Kid in the nature playing with dandelions - Allergy Drops

What Kinds of Allergies can Allergy Drops Cure?

Allergy drops have proven effective in the treatment of allergies associated with just four allergens:

  • Ragweed
  • Timothy grass
  • Dust mites
  • A five-grass combination

Patients will need a separate course of treatment for each allergen. Patients with allergies to other substances should consult with their allergist to see what alternatives they have to allergy drops.

Allergy Drop Side Effects

As with any medical procedure, the administration of allergy drops can result in some side effects. Allergy drop side effects are limited, but may include a tingly feeling in the mouth or other allergy symptoms. For this reason, it is important that patients adhere to monitoring protocols when first receiving allergy drops.

Patient preparing to get allergy drops - Talk with doctor

What to Expect During an Allergy Drops Appointment?

The patient’s first allergy drops appointment is the longest and most complex one. This is because it involves a 30-minute monitoring period after administration of the allergy drops. Monitoring a patient is crucial, and ensures that the patient will have medical help on hand if necessary.

If a patient tolerates the allergy drops well during the first appointment, they will self-administer all subsequent doses independently at home. Any patient who experiences any symptoms or changes while taking allergy drops should notify their doctor or allergist immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do I Need To Take Allergy Drops?

Are Allergy Drops Covered by Insurance?

Are Sublingual Allergy Drops FDA Approved?