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Please feel free to contact our Pharmacists directly with any questions or queries you might have*

Our Services

Prescription AdvicePrivate Consultation RoomEmergency ContraceptionSmoking Cessation Support
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Community-based pharmacy

John Irwin, Owner/Manager @ Lombard Pharmacy, takes time to get to know his customers & their medical requirements on a very personal level.

Personal & One-to-One Service

This means that John and his team (Joanne, Niamh & Emer) ensure that customers get a very personal and one-to-one service.

Private Consultation Room

At Lombard Pharmacy, we have a purpose built private consultation room, for one-to-one consultations, giving our patients total confidentiality and privacy.

It allows our patients to benefit from our professional expert advice, in a private and comforting environment.

For our patients it enables our pharmacists to manage their concerns and give the best advice they can.

We have found it greatly improves our patients’ health by sharing information on their medication, illness and recovery.

We have also found these private consultations encourage the correct and rational use of medication, and thus reducing medication-related problems.

Concerned about your medication or an illness? Call us now to arrange a private consultation on 01 677 0781 or email us here.

Emergency Contraception

If you’ve taken a chance or your contraception has failed, you could be at risk of getting pregnant.
Emergency contraception is a safe, effective and responsible method of preventing pregnancy when regular contraception has failed, has forgotten to be taken or no contraceptive methods were used at all. If you act quickly, emergency contraception will usually prevent pregnancy.
At Lombard Pharmacy we have two Emergency contraceptive piIls: the progesterone pill, Norlevo and the ulipristal pill, ellaOne. Both act by preventing or delaying ovulation, preventing fertilisation.
The progesterone emergency contraceptive pill can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex, while the ulipristal emergency contraceptive pill can be taken up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex. However both methods are more effective the sooner they are taken.
The ulipristal emergency contraceptive pill (ellaOne) is the most effective emergency contraceptive pill available.

Emergency contraception is more effective the sooner you take it after having unprotected sex.

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Smoking Cessation

In a recent survey conducted by the MRBI (Market Research Bureau of Ireland) – Healthy Ireland 2016, it was discovered that:
33% of smokers who saw their GP or Pharmacist in the past 12 months had discussed ways of giving up smoking.
27% of those who saw a hospital doctor had a conversation about quitting.
48% of all who have smoked in the past year have made an attempt to quit during that period

Three in five smokers are at least thinking about quitting. 11% are currently trying to quit, and a further 20% are actively planning to quit, primarily for health reasons, or more recently financial reasons!

 

 

Treatments to help you QUIT!

At Lombard Pharmacy, we have a range of Smoking Cessation Products that will help your transition to a ‘smoke-free life’ all the more easier. These are designed to make quitting more comfortable and to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal:

Nicotine replacement therapies*

These therapies replace small amounts of the nicotine that your body misses when you quit. It’s designed to replace just enough nicotine to ease your cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They come in the form of gums, patches, lozenges and mouth sprays (Nicorette, NiQuitin & Nicotinell)

*NB – It’s important that you don’t smoke when using nicotine replacement therapies.
Non-nicotine medication
There are two other products that are available on prescription from your GP:

CHAMPIX is a pill (non-nicotine) designed to help you stop smoking;
ZYBAN is another non-nicotine smoking-cessation drug.
Call in and talk to us today at Lombard Pharmacy about what cessation methods would be most suitable for you.

Other useful information sources & tips on how to give up smoking visit:

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