Sedating antihistamines (AJP Oct 2018)

Accredited CPD
Group 2 

Provider: AJP
Author: Kevin de Vries

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to discuss the background and appropriate uses of sedating antihistamines

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:

  1. describe the mechanism of action of antihistamine medicines;
  2. differentiate between sedating antihistamines and less-sedating antihistamines;
  3. identify the indications and accepted uses of sedating and less-sedating antihistamines
  4. discuss common adverse effects of sedating antihistamines;
  5. identify when a sedating antihistamine is contraindicated;
  6. recommend antihistamine medicines appropriately;
  7. provide appropriate counselling on the use of sedating antihistamines.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: CX180080    Accreditation expires: 01/10/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.