oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Allergic rhinitis prescription - where to now in South Africa? : review article

Volume 19, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



This article is a retrospective review of the sales data of medications (both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed), relating to current legislative changes as well as cost pressures in South Africa. The results tend to suggest that older first-generation antihistamines are being increasingly used, mainly on a perceived cost basis, disregarding published prescribing and safety information. There may not even be a cost benefit to this prescription. Despite all the ongoing education, the problem exists at OTC, pharmacy and prescriber levels.

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