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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 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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