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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 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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