Managing Seasonal Allergies with Nonprescription Medications – Pharmacy Technician

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5


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

Pharmacy Technician

Miranda Wilhelm
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

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Identify the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
  • Recall the treatment options for allergic rhinitis.
  • Recognize the treatment options for allergic rhinitis based on pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, and adverse effect profile.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-22-109-H01-T
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 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.