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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

Lombard Pharmacy prides itself on being a very efficient , ‘Owner-managed’ community-based pharmacy.

‘Owner-managed’ means that John keeps a very close eye on the business, day to day, and takes time to get to know his customers & their medical requirements on a very personal level.

This means that customers can be reassured that John and his team (Joanne, Cara & Niamh) will go out of their way to make sure that everyone is served promptly and efficiently and that they walk away feeling they have been served with excellent service and up-to-date medical advice.

So, if you have any queries about your prescriptions or would like to get more advice from the team here at Lombard Pharmacy about your medical entitlements, please ask us.

Private Consultation Room

In Lombard Pharmacy, we have a private patient-consultation area that is correctly designed and allows the patient and the pharmacist to interact in a setting that respects the privacy of the patient.

This consultation area, when used to discuss medication and other health issues, enhances the professional interaction and relationship between the patient and the pharmacist.

It also facilitates and encourages patients to request and avail of the professional input and counselling they require from the pharmacist in a private and quiet environment.

The confidential and personal nature of a consultation, within a consultation area, has huge potential to improve patients’ health by increasing patient education, encouraging the appropriate and rational use of medication, and thus reducing medication-related problems.

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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