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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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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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