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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 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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