Are there any contraindications to starting allergy drops?

  • Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma should not be started on allergy drops. Patients with well controlled mild to moderate asthma can be started on allergy drops.
  • An allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus called Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a contraindication to allergy drops. If you notice worsening abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, or other GI symptoms while on the allergy drops, please stop the allergy drops and notify the prescribing doctor
  • Allergy drops should not be started or continued in those with open sores or ulcers in the mouth. These patients may be more susceptible to an anaphylactic reaction (severe allergic reaction) to the allergy drops. It is important to stop the allergy drops until the sores or ulcers resolve.
  • Patients should stop taking their allergy drops if they have a history of asthma and develop worsening asthma symptoms