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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Anticoagulant medicines

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/06/2014)

Anticoagulant medicines reduce the ability of the blood to clot. If the blood clots too much, blood clots can form, which can lead to conditions such as a stroke.

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NHS Choices - How anticoagulants work

(08/01/2014)

Anticoagulant medicines work by interrupting part of the process involved in the formation of blood clots.

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NHS Choices - When anticoagulants are needed

(08/01/2014)

Anticoagulant medicines are used if your blood is clotting too quickly. When this happens, blood clots can form in the wrong places.

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NHS Choices - Considerations

(08/01/2014)

If you are prescribed anticoagulant medicines, always follow the instructions of your GP or other healthcare professionals.

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NHS Choices - Side effects

(08/01/2014)

A side effect common to all anticoagulants is the risk of excessive bleeding (haemorrhages) due to clots take too long to form.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(08/01/2014)

Anticoagulant medicines can interact with a wide range of other medication. This might stop the anticoagulant medicine working or increase the effect.

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