Allergen Immunotherapy
AccuMix Pharmacy specializes in allergy immunotherapy compounding which can help patients control the symptoms of environmental allergies. Our pharmacists are trained in allergen immunotherapy treatment and compounding therapies.
AccuMix Pharmacy provides quality compounded sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) and subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) extracts for the management of allergy and asthma. Our primary service is customizing prescription orders from doctors across the US for compounding Slit and SCIT extracts. There are numerous international studies confirming the efficacy of both SLIT and SCIT in the treatment and management of environmental allergies and allergic asthma. We pride ourselves in offering quality products, excellent customer service, fast turnaround time and competitive pricing.
Allergen Immunotherapy FAQs
An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system reacts to substances that are otherwise harmless. The body produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies that are specific to allergic triggers like pollen and animal dander.
The most common allergic conditions among all age groups are allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergy, atopic dermatitis (eczema), and allergic asthma.
Continued exposure to allergens can lead to chronic inflammation and worsening of your allergic symptoms over time. Common treatment options include prescription and over-the-counter medications like antihistamines and corticosteroids.
However, these medications do not provide a long-term solution since the allergic symptoms often return when the medications are stopped.
Testing & Treatments
The best way to determine if you have allergies is to perform a skin test. Skin testing for allergies is a quick and painless procedure that provides immediate results without having to draw blood or wait days for lab results. Your healthcare provider will review the results of your skin test with you and compare these to your history of allergen exposure to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
For certain allergens (i.e. food allergies), simple avoidance measures can be taken to help minimize exposure to the allergic triggers. For other allergens, avoidance may be difficult or impossible. In this case, the best treatment option may include immunotherapy along with symptom-relieving medication.
Over time, the results of your immunotherapy will become obvious as the severity of your symptoms decrease and your need for medication is greatly reduced, or eliminated altogether.
Allergen Immunotherapy
Allergy Immunotherapy is a long-term treatment option that helps re-educate the immune system so it no longer over-reacts to allergic triggers
Immunotherapy formulations are customized and prepared for each patient based on the results of an allergy skin or blood test. A typical course of allergy immunotherapy will take a few years to complete, but it is the only treatment that provides long-lasting relief, with the potential to become totally allergy free.
Allergy Drops (SLIT – Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy)
Allergy drops are a convenient form of allergen immunotherapy that works by putting small amounts of diluted allergen extracts under your tongue. Specialized cells under the tongue called dendritic cells capture the allergens and signal the immune system to start building tolerance.
Allergy drops have been proven to be both safe and effective for many types of allergies. The drops typically begin relieving symptoms within the first year, but sometimes these effects are even noticed within a few months.
Who can use SLIT?
  • Children and Adults
  • People with multiple allergies, including pollens, molds, pet dander, or dust mites
  • People who are not able to commit to allergy shots or prefer a more convenient therapy
  • People with side effects to allergy medications or reactions to allergy shots
  • Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, conjunctivitis or asthma sufferers
Allergy Shots (SCIT – Subcutaneous Immunotherapy)
SCIT is used for the treatment of allergic conditions affecting the nose and eyes (allergic rhino-conjunctivitis), ears (allergic otitis media), lungs (bronchial asthma) as well as for severe insect sting allergy. They come in the form of shots and help patients have smaller (or nonexistent) allergic reactions to allergens like trees, grass, weeds, mold, house dust, animal dander, and insect stings.
The SCIT method systematically exposes your immune system to its triggers in small and individualized doses in order to habituate it to the allergens.
These injections contain small doses of the allergen extract, and these injections must be prepared and performed by trained professional pharmacists or medical doctors.
Most SCIT treatment protocols generally involve two phases: a “build-up” phase of weekly injections, then a “maintenance phase” that follows for a period of 3-5 years.
During the build-up phase, a patient will undergo multiple injections, each usually containing increasing amounts of the allergens once a week for about three to six months. Once the body has learned to tolerate an adequate amount of allergens, the next phase begins.
The maintenance phase is exactly what its name sounds. Contingent upon the patient’s allergen sensitivity and response to the build-up phase, the dosage of allergen that might initiate sooner or later. The time between treatments during this period is longer, ranging from two to four weeks between shots.
A patient may notice symptoms decreasing as early as 3 months from the start of the treatment. However, it’s also possible that noticeable improvement may take up to a year. Medical professionals generally recommend that patients continue the maintenance treatment for about three to five years because research has shown that the effect of the allergy shots are more likely to persist after treatments of that length, potentially preventing the patient from developing new allergies or asthma.
By desensitizing the immune system to the allergens, the body will learn that those substances are indeed harmless, which helps patients experience lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment has concluded.
Allergies remain one of the most common chronic conditions in the US, affecting million each year. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in America.
Physician practice revenue continues to reel due to poor insurance reimbursements and the COVID pandemic. Our expertise and range of allergen immunotherapy solutions can help you expand your medical practice and increase your revenue significantly.
AccuMix pharmacy allergen immunotherapy services enables healthcare providers to offer their patients a range of high-quality allergy solutions in the comfort and convenience of their office. Our professionally trained pharmacists and staff can provide proprietary protocols for personalized allergy shots (Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy – SCIT) and allergy drops (Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy – SLIT).
A turnkey allergy treatment program can increase your medical practice revenue while improving your patients’ treatment that offers maximum relief with minimal inconvenience. As the allergy epidemic increases, primary care physicians will likely be seeing an increasing number of patients with environmental allergies. Rather than prescribing less-than-effective allergy medication or referring your patients out to a specialist, why not treat them in you office. Contact us to arrange an Allergen Immunotherapy Program introductory call.
Sterile Compounding
AccuMix Pharmacy offers customized sterile prescriptions which are prepared in our state-of-the-art Class 7 clean room containing Class 5 hoods. Our facility is rigorously cleaned and routinely inspected as per the required USP 797 standards.
Our experienced pharmacy personnel have been certified in aseptic technique and perform all sterile compounding with absolute care. They follow stringent compounding technique and preparation, as well as proper storage and handling of all chemicals. Our staff also regularly attends continuing education programs for the latest training and techniques in sterile preparations.
Our pharmacy has documented standard operating procedure (SOP’s) to provide the same quality product each time. All compounded medications meet strict sterility and potency testing requirements of the finished medication. The preparation testing is performed by a 3rd party facility and is documented and maintained on file. AccuMix Pharmacy has established a culture of continuous improvement that uses a cyclical process of testing, analysis and consulting, to always maintain the highest standards for our compounded medications.
AccuMix Pharmacy performs sterile compounding for a wide variety of formulations, including:
  • Ophthalmic drops
  • Implantable bio-identical hormone pellets
  • Antibiotics treatments
  • Anti-fungal treatments
Non-Sterile Compounding
Non-sterile compounding allows pharmacists and doctors to work together to create medication that is tailored to your specific needs. Compounded medications require a prescription from your physician, just like any other prescription medication. Some of the customizable options available with non-sterile compounding are:
Custom-made strength or dosage: Commercially available products come in a set range of doses, meaning you may be getting more or less of the medication than your body needs. Customizing the strength or dosage allows you to receive the amount you need, while potentially avoiding some unwanted side effects.
Addition of flavoring: Flavoring can be added to many medications to make them more palatable without altering their efficacy. This can be especially useful for children or animals who are not able to swallow pills and/or do not like the taste of a certain medication.
Removal of unwanted inactive ingredients: Compounding allows the physician and pharmacist to reformulated products in order to remove unwanted inactive agents, such as lactose, dyes, or gluten that may lead to sensitivities for certain patients.
Alternate formulations are another way non-sterile compounding can create a more personalized approach to treatment. Some products can be prepared using alternate formulations to provide patients with other ways of taking their medication, including:
  • Sustained-release oral products
  • Liquids
  • Topical gels, lotions, ointments, creams, and foams
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Medicated Lip Balms
  • Dissolving troches and lollipops