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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 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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