- Ensure that you have obtained the epinephrine injector from a local pharmacy (prescription should accompany your first bottle and the first bottle of each succeeding year). You should know where it is and how to use it (review information accompanying the prescription or online at www.epipen.com).
- For the first week or two of using drops you may wish to take 10mg of liquid Cetirizine (Zyrtec) 20 minutes before administering your dose.
- Inspect the label of the MyAllergyDrops bottle you received in the mail. It should have your name and birthday printed on it. Make sure that this data is correct. If there are any errors DO NOT USE THESE DROPS. Instead, please call 1-844-MyDrops where a customer service representative will assist you.
- Once you have confirmed your personal data, open the tamper-proof seal and unscrew the dropper.
- In front of a mirror, drop one drop of serum under your tongue (It is important to do this in front of a mirror so that you can confirm only one drop is applied).
- Place your tongue down on top of the drop and hold it there for two minutes (by the clock).
- At the end of two minutes you are free to swallow or spit out the liquid.
- Congratulations! You are on your way to an allergy-free life!
1 drop daily for one week; then
3 drops daily for one week; then
5 drops daily until the bottle is finished.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE MY DROPS FOR A DAY OR TWO?
In order for MyAllergyDrops to work, they need to be taken every day for three to five years. If you start and stop the treatment the effectiveness is decreased. Forgetting your drops for a day or two on occasion will be fine, as long as treatment is resumed the following day. Longer periods will require you to restart the drops at a lower dose and advance back to the higher dose after a week. If you have not taken your drops for more than a month please contact us for further directions.
CAN I SHARE MY DROPS?
Your bottle of MyAllergyDrops are mixed according to your own allergy profile (based on your allergy test results). Thus, drops should not be shared with others. Drops should also be kept out of reach of children. At high doses, allergy drop serum could be dangerous.
HOW DO I GET MY NEXT BOTTLE OF DROPS?
When you are coming to the end of your bottle we will typically contact you to confirm that you are ready for the next bottle. However, if you have not heard from us within 1-2 weeks of finishing your bottle, please call 1-844-MyDrops to let us know.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE HAVING LOCAL REACTIONS AFTER TAKING YOUR DROPS
Most reactions are very mild and may include some itchiness under the tongue or mild swelling in the surrounding tissues. Occasionally, stomach pain or cramps are experienced. Typically, liquid cetirizine (Zyrtec) taken 20 minutes before dosing will help you avoid these problems. If taking cetirizine doesn’t seem to fix this problem, please call 1-844-MyDrops for assistance.
DO I NEED TO REFRIGERATE MY DROPS?
Although we recommend you refrigerate your drops when it is convenient, MyAllergyDrops will retain their potency for long periods at room temperature. This means you can tuck your drops into your purse, luggage, or overnight bag without worrying about a loss of potency. High temperatures and freezing will decrease the potency of your drops, so please avoid these temperature extremes.
WHAT DO I DO IF I AM HAVING A SERIOUS ALLERGY RESPONSE AFTER TAKING MY DROPS?
Although life-threatening allergy responses have not been reported, it is still possible. If you are having difficulty breathing or if severe airway swelling is occurring please administer your epinephrine injector and call 911 or have someone take you to an emergency room for treatment. Remember, if you use an epinephrine injector you should be evaluated in an emergency room. AFTER you have been treated and the emergency situation has been addressed, please call 1-844-MyDrops to report your reaction.
HOW DO ALLERGY DROPS WORK?
Our company is focused on helping those with allergies break free from traditional medications and begin living life free from allergy symptoms. We do this by employing the principles of desensitization immunotherapy. For more than 100 years allergists have been administering small amounts of allergens to allergic patients in order to desensitize them to these substances. For example, a patient with allergies to Birch tree pollen who is symptomatic in the spring would be given small amounts of Birch pollen over a period of years. After a course of therapy, the patient should not respond with the typical allergy symptoms when exposed to this allergen.
Recently, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), or allergy drops, was introduced to the United States. This method uses the same FDA-approved serums used for allergy shots, but places the serum under the tongue to create similar desensitization results.