Staloral Oral/Sublingual immunotherapy is an effective treatment for allergies. It is indicated for patients suffering from moderate to severe allergic rhinitis and/or mild to moderate allergic asthma.

How does allergen immunotherapy work?

Allergen Immunotherapy reduces the inflammation by:

  • Reducing the production of antibodies (IgE) which induce an allergic reaction.
  • Reducing the production of chemical substances that are released after contact with the allergen.

How to take the Staloral

  • Staloral is a liquid solution in a vial endowed with a dosage pump
  • Take in the morning on an empty stomach
  • Keep under tongue for at least 2 minutes, then swallow
  • The drops can have a salty/sweet oily or unpleasant taste
  • Do NOT eat or drink anything for 15 minutes
  • In case you forget to take the medication in the morning, take before bedtime instead.

Side effects:

Common side effects:

  • Oral itching or swelling
  • Tongue swelling
  • Throat irritation

Uncommon side effects:

  • Upset stomach, diarrhea
  • Coughing, sneezing

Controlling side effects

  • The itchy mouth usually settles after 4-6 weeks. Inform your doctor if it does not. An antihistamine may be prescribed
  • Local itching can be minimized by directing the liquid to under the side of tongue instead of under the front
  • If side effects are bothering you: call your doctor for further advice

What should be done in case of omission?

  • Less than one day: continue as usual the next day.
  • Less than one week: resume taking it as usual without any change.
  • More than one week: call your doctor for advice.

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