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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 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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