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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in NSAIDs

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/08/2014)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a medication widely used to treat a range of conditions.

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NHS Choices - How NSAIDs work

(11/08/2014)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work by interfering with particular enzymes in your body

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NHS Choices - Special considerations

(11/08/2014)

There are a number of situations where the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is not recommended

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NHS Choices - Side effects of NSAIDs

(11/08/2014)

Many people take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) without having any side effects. They are widely used to treat a number of conditions.

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NHS Choices - Interactions

(11/08/2014)

You may not always be able to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in combination with other medicines.

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NHS Choices - Dosage

(11/08/2014)

Before prescribing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), your GP will consider whether there is an alternative form of treatment.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to NSAIDs

(11/08/2014)

If you need medication to treat pain, paracetamol can be used as a safer alternative in almost all cases.

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