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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 Paracetamol

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/08/2014)

Paracetamol is a painkilling (analgesic) medicine available over-the-counter without prescription from a GP.

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NHS Choices - Special considerations

(19/08/2014)

Paracetamol should be used with caution by those with kidney or liver problems, and those with alcohol dependance.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of paracetamol

(19/08/2014)

Learn about the rare side effects of paracetamol, including a rash and blood disorders, and liver or kidney damage resulting from an overdose.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(19/08/2014)

Find out which other medicines can interact with paracetamol when taken at the same time, and the risks involved.

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NHS Choices - Missed or extra doses of paracetamol

(19/08/2014)

Always take paracetamol as directed on the packet or patient information leaflet that comes with the medicine, or as directed by your GP or pharmacist.

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