Making Sense of Allergic Rhinitis: A Pharmacist's Primer on General Overview and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

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Pharmacy Times, October 2013 Diabetes, Volume 79, Issue 10

Pharmacists can learn about current management of allergic rhinitis, including allergen avoidance, immunotherapy, and pharmacotherapy.

Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rolee Pathak Das, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey Clinical Pharmacist

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

Paterson, New Jersey

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-13-156-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 11, 2015.

Disclosures

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty

Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP and Rolee Pathak Das, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Times Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Steve Lin, PharmD

PharmD Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff—Kirk McKay and David Allikas

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explore the incidence and basic pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis (AR).
  • Describe the common symptoms, presentation, and complications of AR.
  • Discuss current management of AR, including allergen avoidance, immunotherapy, and pharmacotherapy, including new and emerging dosing formulations.
  • Apply counseling strategies to help patients achieve optimal symptom relief.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: October 11, 2013

Expiration date: October 11, 2015

Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Fee: Free

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