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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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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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