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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 Antidepressants

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/10/2014)

Antidepressants are a type of medication used to treat depression or prevent it recurring.

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NHS Choices - When antidepressants are used

(14/10/2013)

The main use for antidepressants is treating depression. They are also used for some other mental health conditions and to treat long-term pain.

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NHS Choices - Cautions and interactions

(14/10/2013)

There are several important things to consider when taking antidepressants. You should discuss these with your GP or mental health professional.

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NHS Choices - About your antidepressant dose

(14/10/2013)

When prescribing antidepressants your GP will usually select the lowest possible dose thought necessary to improve your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of antidepressants

(14/10/2013)

The side effects of antidepressants can cause problems at first but then generally improve with time.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to antidepressants

(14/10/2013)

There are several treatments that can be used as alternatives to antidepressants for treating depression and other mental health conditions.

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