Allergy testing can be completed to evaluate for any underlying allergy component to best determine which allergens trigger your symptoms. Our providers may offer an allergy skin test with one of our allergy technicians in our office. Our allergy technicians will test your skin by penetrating small amounts of common allergens into or onto your skin to see how your body reacts. This is performed at our Shadeland office, Monday through Thursday.

Treatment Plan

Once testing is completed, your allergy technician will consult with you about which substances your body reacted to. Again, the purpose of allergy testing is to test which allergens trigger reactions to your body so our allergy technicians and providers can effectively manage and treat your symptoms. We offer a variety of treatment options, from managing your symptoms to treating the cause of your allergies through immunotherapy with allergy shots or sublingual drops.

Medications to Avoid Prior to Testing

MAO Inhibitors: Used for depression and anxiety
– Isocarboxazid (Marplan)
– Phenelzine (Nardil)
– Tranylcypromine (Parnate)  

Tricyclics: Used for depression, migraines, anxiety, etc.  
– Amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip)
– Amoxapine (Asendin)
– Clomipramine (Anafranil)
– Desipramine (Norpramin)
– Doxepin (Sinequan, Zonalon)
– Imipramine (Tofranil)
– Maprotiline (Ludiomil)
– Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)
– Protriptyline (Vivactil)
– Trimipramine (Surmontil, Rhotrimine)
– Seroquel
– Adderall  

Eye Drops: Used for glaucoma  
– Betaxolol (Betoptic S)
– Carteolol (Ocupress)
– Levobetaxolol (Betaxon)
– Levoounolol (Betagan)
– Timolol (Timoptic, Ocudose)

Beta Blockers: Used for heart disease, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, migraines, etc.
– Acebutolol (Sectral, Monitan)
– Betaxolol (Kerlone)
– Bisoprolol (Zebeta, Monocor)
– Carteolol (Cartrol)
– Carvedilol (Coreg)
– Corzide Esmolol (Brevibloc)
– Inderide Inderide LA Labetalol (Trandate, Normodyne)
– Lopressor HCT Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL, Betaloc)
– Nadolol (Corgard)
– Penbutolol (Levatol)
– Pindolol Propanolol (Inderal, InnoPran)
– Tenoretic Timolide Timolol (Blocadren)
– Ziac  

Other medications: Suboxone