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antihistamines


What is allergic rhinitis? Commonly referred to as ‘hayfever’, allergic rhinitis is the most common allergic disorder in Australia and often underdiagnosed, undertreated and sub-optimally self-treated.ii Allergic rhinitis may be …

A raft of new scheduling decisions have been revealed, with a number of medicines set to be downscheduled, but no alteration to planned paracetamol changes A number of decisions have …

Allergic rhinitis is the most common chronic condition experienced by children and can significantly impact school life.1,2 An Australian study of school aged children (6 to 15 years) with allergic …

Have you ever wondered what are the biggest selling over-the-counter products around the country? There’s some surprises when you look at the top 10 best sellers  1. Sugar… The biggest …

This podcast discusses the types, symptoms and signs of urticarial skin reactions and their management, including with antihistamines. International and Australian guidelines are used as the basis for discussing the …

This podcast will focus on the impact of allergic rhinitis (AR) on cognitive function and school performance in children. In episode one, the presenters discuss the common presentations of allergic …

Nasal and skin allergies are common and can be debilitating, with many patients seeking over-the-counter treatments from a community pharmacy, making pharmacists best placed to provide counselling and advice on …

This article discusses the management of allergic rhinitis (AR) and urticaria with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It will review how second-generation antihistamines are preferred options for AR and urticaria, particularly discussing …

Australia has been touted as the ‘world’s allergy capital’ due to its high rates of allergies and anaphylaxis, and healthcare professionals say the number of cases continues to rise Allergies …

The concept of how we manage allergic rhinitis in the community is shifting, thanks to a growing understanding of patients’ perceptions and behaviour regarding treatment Allergic rhinitis is a common …

The number of Australians taking cold, flu and allergy medication has risen by almost 3 million in a decade While the rate of Australians’ overall medication consumption has risen only …

Don’t just let patients self-select a swallowed antihistamine… an intervention could really help, writes Ben Basger There is an interesting table in the Australian Medicines Handbook that lists the symptoms …