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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 Beta-blockers

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/07/2014)

Beta-blockers, also known as beta-adrenoceptor blocking agents, are medications used to treat conditions such as angina, heart failure and high blood pressure.

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NHS Choices - Uses of beta-blockers

(03/07/2014)

Beta-blockers block the action of hormones like adrenaline in certain parts of the body.

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NHS Choices - Special considerations

(03/07/2014)

Before taking beta-blockers, make sure your doctor is aware of any other conditions you have, because they may not be suitable to use.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of beta-blockers

(03/07/2014)

You're more likely to experience side effects when you start taking beta-blockers or if your dose is increased.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(03/07/2014)

When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of one medicine can be altered by the other.

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NHS Choices - Missed or extra doses

(03/07/2014)

If you miss or take an extra dose of your beta-blockers, read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication. If you're still unsure, ask your GP or pharmacist.

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