Potential food allergens in medication

Highlights: An excellent overview of food allergens in medications is provide by this continuing medical education article (1 credit) from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Food allergens may be a component of the medication recipients.  With a few exceptions, the risk to food allergic patients is minimal.

Application to Dietetic Practice: This would be an interesting article for dietitians working with IgE mediated allergic clients. Dietitians usually don’t advise clients on medication, but it is helpful to have an understanding of this topic. The dietitian could forward this article to the client’s pharmacist.

Pub Med ID: 24878443

Posted in: Summer2015-Research