Safe Medication Management for Patients with Medication Excipient Allergies and Intolerances

May 11, 2022

Medication excipients (often-referred to as inactive ingredients) provide several functions, such as serving as binders, disintegrants, solubilizers, preservatives, and/or assisting with pH adjustment. However, medication excipients may cause adverse events or allergic reactions in some patients. Several regulatory and technological gaps exist that hinder practitioners from preventing adverse events and allergic reactions related to these excipients.  

This podcast is intended to bring awareness to current regulatory and technological gaps associated with managing medication excipient allergies and intolerances, highlight common operational challenges involved with identifying and preventing medication excipient allergic reactions, and provide current “best practices” to address these issues.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.