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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 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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