If you are struggling with your weight and have tried other diet methods without success, please enquire in Cootehill Careplus Pharmacy about NewWeigh Medical Weight Management. NewWeigh has two diet plans, which are fully supervised in our pharmacy. Both Plans combine confidential weigh-ins and advice. Total Diet Replacement (TDR) Plan • Replacement of all ordinary foods with a nutrient complete formulation. This strict dieting phase continues until you reach your desired weight or wish to stop. • Completion of a medical questionnaire and approval
If you, or someone you know, is finding it difficult to remember if they have taken, or when to take their tablets, we can help. We can put your tablets into sealed weekly blister trays, organised by the day of the week and the time of day. You then simply pop the tablets out of the blister according to the day/time.This service is particularly suited to patients are on a large number of tablets.Please ask us in store if you feel
At McCrystal’s Pharmacy we dispense prescriptions on the following range of schemes: General Medical Services (Medical Card): We dispense on this scheme to all those with medical cards. Doctors may write a once off prescription or a three month prescription. Once off medical card prescription forms are green and comprise of two sheets in total and three month forms are white and comprise of six sheets in total. All remaining sheets of the three month prescription must be brought to the pharmacy
Please enquire in store about making an appointment for the various tests. The tests are explained in greater detail below: Cholesterol Test Cholesterol is a hard, waxy substance and is one of the main fats found in the blood. The two main types are the harmful LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol and the beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol. A certain amount of Cholesterol is vital for the normal functioning of the body but high Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Morning After Pill (Emergency Contraception) Emergency contraception (ECP) is available in Ireland without a prescription. Medical Card holders can get it free of charge from the pharmacy without having to see a doctor. If you do not have a medical card a fee will apply. There are currently 2 versions of the ECP available without prescription. Levonorgestrel must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of sex to be effective, Ulipristal must be taken within 120 hours (5 days). Both are more effective the quicker
Flu Vaccine Service One of our trained pharmacists will provide this service in our consultation room. The vaccine is available in two forms: • by injection (please contact us to find out if you entitled to a free vaccination or if a fee shall apply) • by nasal spray for children aged 2-17 (free service) For further information see https://www.hse.ie/flu Your vaccination appointment in Cootehill Careplus Pharmacy can be booked using this link https://www.careplus.ie/book-flu-vaccine or by telephone on 049-555-6666. Your appointment in both our Staywell
Smoking Cessation Advice If you are trying to quit smoking come and speak to one of our pharmacists who will give you advice on creating a plan to give up – we can recommend the best nicotine replacement product to suit you. For further tips see https://www2.hse.ie/quit-smoking