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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 Antihistamines

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/03/2015)

Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions.

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NHS Choices - How antihistamines work

(03/03/2015)

Antihistamines work by stopping histamine affecting your body's cells in the usual way.

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NHS Choices - Who can use antihistamines

(03/03/2015)

Most people are able to take antihistamines. However, antihistamines are not recommended in certain circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(03/03/2015)

The effect of antihistamines can sometimes be altered when they are combined with other substances.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of antihistamines

(03/03/2015)

Like all medicines, antihistamines can have side effects. Generally, these are more significant with first-generation antihistamines.

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