Is It a True Drug Allergy?

Is It a True Drug Allergy?

Nearly 90% of people who say they have a penicillin allergy, don’t have a true allergy. And it often leads to a prescription for a more expensive and less effective medication. In this course, you’ll learn a guideline-based approach to evaluating and discussing hypersensitivity in patients with documented allergies, opening up their drug therapy options.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Review the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of drug hypersensitivity reactions
2. Recognize different methods of evaluating drug hypersensitivity reactions
3. Develop a guideline-based management plan for a patient with history of antibiotic allergy
4. Summarize the guideline-based approach to patients with NSAID, chemotherapy, and biologic agent allergies 

Sarah Withers, PharmD, MS, BCIDP
Pharmacy Specialist
Prisma Health

Dr. Withers has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.   

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: July 1, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: July 1, 2026

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-199-H01-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

01 Drug Therapy





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