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Allergy

Urticaria and Angioedema: The Role of Over-The-Counter Antihistamines

This program is designed to provide you with practical information to support treatment decisions for urticaria and angioedema in adults, with discussions around the safety profile of first- and second-generation OTC H1-antihistamines, as well as concerning clinical features of urticaria and angioedema that may prompt further evaluation and consultation. 

DURATION

30 min

PROFESSION

Pharmacy

# OF CREDITS

1.0

ACCREDITATION

CCCEP

EXPIRY DATE

2024-05-11

Urticaria is a common and heterogeneous inflammatory skin disorder classified as either acute urticaria (≤ 6 weeks) or chronic urticaria (> 6 weeks). This program provides evidence-based guidance on the initial assessment and management of urticaria and angioedema, focusing on first-line treatment in adults with second-generation over-the-counter (OTC) H1-antihistamines.


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

Faculty

Gordon Sussman, MD, FRCP( C ), FACP, DIP.ABIM, FAAAAI 

Michael Boivin, RPh

Kelly Haggerty, RPh

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe the clinical presentation and etiology of urticaria and angioedema
  • Apply evidence-informed over-the-counter (OTC) treatment recommendations for urticaria and angioedema
  • Recognize when additional consultation is required for urticaria and angioedema management

Accreditation

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 CEU(s).
CCCEP File Number: 1066-2023-3612-I-P

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1.0
Duration: 30 min

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