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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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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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