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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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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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