Management of allergic rhinitis symptoms in the pharmacy Pocket guide 2022

Olga Lourenço, Biljana Cvetkovski, Vicky Kritikos, Rachel House, Sophie Scheire, Elisio M. Costa, João A. Fonseca, Enrica Menditto, Anna Bedbrook, Slawomir Bialek, Vitalis Briedis, Koen Boussery, G. Walter Canonica, Tari Haahtela, Piotr Kuna, Joaquim Mullol, Valentina Orlando, Boleslaw Samolinski, Dana Wallace, Catherine DugganEma Paulino, Goncalo S. Pinto, Lars-Åke Söderlund, Jean Bousquet, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich

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Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) management requires a coordinated effort from healthcare providers and patients. Pharmacists are key members of these integrated care pathways resolving medication-related problems, optimizing regimens, improving adherence and recommending therapies while establishing liaisons between patients and physicians.

Methods: Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) first published a reference document on the pharmacist's role in allergic rhinitis management in 2004. Several guidelines were developed over the past 20 years improving the care of allergic rhinitis patients through an evidence-based, integrated care approach.

Results: This ARIA/EAACI/FIP Position Paper is based on the latest ARIA in the Pharmacy guidelines and provides: (a) a structured approach to pharmacists identifying people with AR and/or allergic conjunctivitis as well as those at risk of poor disease control; (b) an evidence-based clinical decision support tool for optimising the management of allergic rhinitis in the community pharmacy; and (c) a framework of referral to the physician.

Conclusion: This document is not intended to be a mandatory standard of care but is provided as a basis for pharmacists and their staff to develop relevant local standards of care for their patients, within their local practice environment. Pharmacy care varies between countries, and the guide should be adapted to the local situation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12183
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Translational Allergy
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • allergic rhinitis
  • community pharmacy
  • pharmacist


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