Managing Seasonal Allergies with Nonprescription Medications – Pharmacists

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Allergic rhinitis is characterized by the presence of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea (e.g., runny nose or postnasal drip), sneezing, and itching of the nose, eyes, and palate. It is clinically classified according to symptom frequency and severity. Frequency is defined as episodic, intermittent, or persistent. Severity is defined as mild or moderate to severe. Allergic rhinitis cannot be cured but is managed with allergen avoidance measures, pharmacotherapy, and immunotherapy. Pharmacotherapy is targeted to patient-specific symptoms. Nonprescription pharmacologic options available for self-treatment include oral and intranasal antihistamines, intranasal corticosteroids, oral and intranasal decongestants, and intranasal mast cell stabilizers.
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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Author
Miranda Wilhelm
Pharm.D
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

  • Identify the symptoms and current classification system for allergic rhinitis.
  • Recall guideline-recommended treatment options for allergic rhinitis with an emphasis on efficacy and adverse effect profile.
  • Choose individualized treatment recommendations based on a patient’s symptoms and preferences.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    20-901860
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-22-109-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.