At Cloughjordan totalhealth Pharmacy we are happy to organise your prescription into a daily and weekly blister service for your convenience and at no extra charge.
We are pleased to offer blood pressure measuring service. Simply call in and have your blood pressure checked if you have any concerns or if you simply want to know what it is. If you have risk factors for high blood pressure such as being overweight, or if you smoke and take very little exercise, it is advisable to have your blood pressure checked at least once per year. If your pharmacist finds that your blood pressure is high, you will be advised to see your doctor.
We provide emergency contraception in a discreet, sensitive manner in a confidential setting. Our Pharmacist is available to advise you on the all the types of contraception that are available. If purchasing over the counter medicines or receiving prescribed medicines you should always let your pharmacist know if you are taking or using any form of hormonal contraception. Some medicines interfere with the actions of the hormones in the contraceptives and may prevent them from working properly, increasing the risk of becoming pregnant.
From time to time, and particularly if you are being treated for a number of ailments, you may wish to review your medication. The Pharmacist is happy to assist with this and if any concerns are raised, may advise that you contact your doctor.
Quitting smoking may be the single most positive thing you do to improve your health. There is no age barrier to quitting, and anyone who stops smoking can enjoy many health and lifestyle benefits. We in totalhealth pharmacies have a specially designed Smoking Cessation programme that our Smoking Cessation Advisors follow. We understand that quitting smoking is a very difficult thing for a person to do and we want to assure them that our programme is designed to support them every step of the way. We encourage our customers who want to embark on the journey of quitting to call in and talk to our Smoking Cessation Advisors and get started. We use a combination of an initial consultation, agreeing a date, a pre-Quit consultation, first week support, follow up consultations to help our patients succeed.
Healthcare professionals use a measure called the body mass index (BMI) to determine if you are overweight or obese. Your BMI is your body weight measured in kilograms divided by the square of your height in metres. Testing of body mass index is simple and is available at the pharmacy. Our dedicated team offer dietary advice, supplements and a selection of helpful products for those who are overweight.