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Lecture Overview

Antihistamines are often a first-line therapy used to relieve symptoms of allergies. Many are available over the counter without a prescription. Are they safe and what evidence is available to demonstrate their efficacy?


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Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.




36 Total Rating(s)

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Tracy Kiddle
21 May 2019

This was a great lecture nice and short and informative.

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Katrina Ruth Wilkinson
18 May 2019

Short interesting presentation which provided relevant information.

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Fema Lyn Quiton
17 May 2019

very good

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Jessa Mae Pescuela
16 May 2019

very educational.

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Engelien connor
16 May 2019

Th ius resource was educational and discussed many different anti histamines.

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Nari Shin
14 May 2019

It could have been better to give a brief statistics on what were the common problems from using the old antihistamin drugs as opposed to the new ones.

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Christine Finch
13 May 2019

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Karen Gruber
12 May 2019

To the point and important to know the difference between old and newer antihistamines

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Kim Bradshaw
12 May 2019

Good source personally and professionally

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Craig Braden
12 May 2019

Concise and informative Lecture That covered requisite pharmacology and pathophysiology well. Some good information obtained.