Two Conditions, One Airway: Managing Allergic Rhinitis in Patients with Comorbid Asthma in the Pharmacy


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Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common diseases managed by pharmacists. As one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists play a key role in assessing patients with AR for comorbidities and recommending treatments to reduce AR symptoms.

This program reviews the correlation between AR symptoms and asthma control and discusses the latest clinical data and guideline recommendations to help guide the choice of treatment for AR. The goal of this program is to help pharmacists optimize the management of allergic rhinitis in patients with comorbid asthma.

This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Viatris.

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 1.0 CEUs.

CCCEP File Number: 1066-2021-3356-I-P


Harold Kim, MD, FRCP

Lawrence Jackson, RPh, BscPhm

Michael Boivin, RPh, CDE

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the patient burden of allergic rhinitis (AR).
  • Describe the correlation between AR and asthma control.
  • Apply current guidelines and the latest clinical data in practice to optimize the management of patients with AR.
  • Discuss the different treatment options for patients suffering from AR.