Managing allergic rhinitis in the pharmacy: an ARIA guide for implementation in practice

Olga Lourenço, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Elísio Costa, João A. Fonseca, Enrica Menditto, Biljana Cvetkovski, Vicky Kritikos, Rachel Tan, Anna Bedbrook, Sophie Scheire, Claus Bachert, Sławomir Białek, Vitalis Briedis, Koen Boussery, G. Walter Canonica, Tari Haahtela, Piotr Kuna, Ettore Novellino, Bolesław Samoliński, Holger J. SchünemannDana Wallace, Jean Bousquet

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The paradigm of how we manage allergic rhinitis is shifting with a growing understanding that it is a complex process, requiring 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. Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals to the public and allergic rhinitis is one of the most common diseases managed by pharmacists. Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines developed over the past 20 years have improved the care of allergic rhinitis patients through an evidence-based, integrated care approach. In this paper, we propose an integrated approach to allergic rhinitis management in community pharmacy following the 2019 ARIA in the pharmacy guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number85
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • allergic rhinitis
  • community pharmacy
  • pharmacist


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