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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 Painkillers, ibuprofen

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/08/2014)

Ibuprofen is a painkiller, which is available over-the-counter, without a prescription.

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NHS Choices - Special considerations

(13/08/2014)

Ideally, pregnant women should avoid ibuprofen, and people over 65 should use it with caution. Learn more about who can take ibuprofen.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of ibuprofen

(31/07/2014)

Common side effects of ibuprofen include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion and abdominal pain. Learn more about ibuprofen side effects.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(31/07/2014)

When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of the medicines are sometimes different to when they are taken separately (an interaction).

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NHS Choices - Missed or extra doses of ibuprofen

(31/07/2014)

Take ibuprofen as directed on the packet or patient information leaflet, or as directed by your GP or pharmacist.

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