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Why am I not eligible for NectarRx Allergy Drops?

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While Nectar sublingual immunotherapy drops may be right for some, this treatment may not work for everyone. The following reasons may make you ineligible for treatment:

Reason #1: Currently pregnant

There are some risks associated with immunotherapy (not just Nectar, but any immunotherapy treatment), which is why it is not generally recommended to start this treatment during pregnancy.


Reason #2: Pharmacy unavailable in your state at this time

At the moment, sublingual immunotherapy treatment is unavailable in the following states due to pharmacy licensing regulations:

Alabama
Arkansas
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Tennessee
West Virginia

We are diligently working to offer NectarDx Allergy Drops and other Nectar allergy treatment options in the near future.

"Immunotherapy helps the body develop immunity to the allergens, so that you can tolerate them with fewer or no symptoms."


Reason #3: Currently taking disqualifying medications

Certain heart medications like beta-blockers and medications used to treat active cancer patients may be contraindicated.


Reason #4: No significant sensitization to allergens

In order to confirm that you’re actually allergic, you’ll have to exhibit symptoms as well as positive test results to confirm your allergies. It’s possible that you may have symptoms of rhinitis (congestion, runny nose, and sneezing), without significant sensitization, which can happen for people with non-allergic rhinitis.


Reason #5: Disqualifying underlying health conditions

Patients with certain heart and lung conditions may be disqualified from treatment due to higher risk of complications. Conditions include:

  • Uncontrolled asthma
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Lung disease
  • Certain heart diseases
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis

Reason #6: Under 18 years of age

Currently the NectarDx Allergy Test and NectarRx Allergy Drops are available to adults 18 and older. We're working to offer allergy testing and treatment for kids in the future. Sign up to receive the latest announcements on treatment availability for 18 and under.


Reason #7: Previously experienced a severe reaction to allergy shots, immunotherapy tablets or sublingual drops

Treatment is not recommended for anyone who has experienced an anaphylactic reaction to the above mentioned immunotherapies in the past. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction with symptoms that may include rash, wheezing, shortness of breath, vomiting, dizziness or fainting