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Head Lice – Help!!!

Every parent’s heart sinks when they receive the dreaded note from school warning about head lice. Don’t worry – Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy in Donabate is here to to give us advice and tips. The first thing to do is to check the child’s head. You will need some tea tree conditioner, a... Read more >

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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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Articles in Statins

NHS Choices - Introduction


Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower rates of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (so-called "bad cholesterol") in the blood.

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NHS Choices - When statins may be used


Statins are most often recommended if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at a high risk of developing it in the near future.

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NHS Choices - Cautions and interactions


Statins should not be taken if you have severe liver disease or blood tests suggest your liver may not be working properly.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of statins


Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. However, most people tolerate them well and don't experience any problems.

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