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Asthma Care
Asthma Care
Feel free to ask a member of the Mark's Pharmacy team for assistance in maintaining optimal control of your asthma. Taking control of your asthma is the initial stride toward effectively managing it. If you are dealing with asthma, proactively managing the condition can substantially alleviate its symptoms. The typical asthma symptoms include:
  • Frequent coughing, particularly during early mornings and evenings.
  • Episodes of breathlessness.
  • Audible wheezing.
  • A sensation of chest tightness.
By maintaining control, you can experience minimal symptoms and significantly reduce the risk of an asthma attack. To assess your asthma control, you might consider taking an asthma control test. The knowledgeable pharmacists at Mark's Pharmacy are also available to provide extensive guidance and support in effectively managing your asthma, enabling you to embrace life to the fullest. At Mark's Pharmacy, our proficient pharmacists can conduct a straightforward technique assessment to ensure you're optimising the use of your inhalers. They will also verify that you're adhering to your doctor's prescriptions by using the appropriate inhalers at the designated times.
Blister Packing
Blister Packing

Extra care is necessary when taking several different medicines. This is particularly true for patients with visual or cognitive impairment.

Blister packs make it simple and easy to take the right medicines at the right time by dividing your tablets into separately sectioned blisters, each marked with the time of day when the tablets should be taken.

This can improve your medication adherence and reduce errors. Caregivers can also easily check that the right medicines have been taken in a timely manner.

Blister packs can help if you are

  • Struggling to organise medicines.
  • Finding it difficult to remember when to take your medicines.
  • Helping to look after someone else.
  • Recently home from hospital and suddenly have a lot more tablets to take.
  • Looking after someone who is visually impaired.
  • On a complex medication regime.
Blood Pressure Check & 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Blood Pressure Check & 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Hypertension is the foremost risk factor for cardiovascular events globally and affects around a third of adults. High blood pressure can affect people of all ages but does not always have symptoms. Untreated, high blood pressure may lead to conditions like heart disease or a stroke. Monitoring your blood pressure for 24 hours can help work out if its consistently high. This would be particularly useful if you:
  • Have family members with a history of high blood pressure.
  • Suspect you have high or borderline high blood pressure.
  • Experience variable blood pressure.
  • Have conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
  • Already take medicines to reduce your blood pressure.
  • Experience blood pressure that is hard to control.
  • Want to check for Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat).
For convenience and proximity reasons, community pharmacies play an increasingly important role in hypertension screening and monitoring. Our service involves fitting you with a device to wear, which includes a cuff around your arm that will measure your blood pressure for 24 hours.
Blood Pressure Category Systolic mm Hg (upper number) Diastolic mm Hg (lower number)
Normal Less than 120 and Less than 80
Elevated 120-129 and Less than 80
High Blood Pressure – Hypertension Stage 1 130-139 or 80-89
High Blood Pressure – Hypertension Stage 2 Higher than 140 or Higher than 90
Hypertensive Crisis Higher than 180 and/or Higher than 120
Blood Sugar Testing
Blood Sugar Testing
A blood sugar test is used to test people for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a condition characterised by high blood sugar (glucose) levels. It is caused by a lack or insufficiency of insulin which regulates the way glucose is used in your body. You should consider a blood sugar test if you experience symptoms of diabetes such as
  • Constantly feeling thirsty or hungry
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme fatigue
This is especially the case if you any of the risk factors apply to you including being overweight, family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, over 40 years old or high cholesterol. The American Diabetes Association recommends testing for prediabetes and risk for future diabetes for all people beginning at age 45 years. If tests are normal, it is reasonable to repeat testing at a minimum of 3-year intervals.
BMI Check
BMI Check
A person’s BMI, or body mass index, is one way of measuring whether you are a healthy weight for your height. Body Mass Index is calculated using a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by the square of height in meters (m2). Initially used as a statistical index of health and weight for a population group, BMI can be used to show the weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. Nonetheless, your BMI is a good indication of whether you are a healthy weight, and if not, how over or underweight you are.
BMI Classification
Less than 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight
25 - 29.9 Overweight
Over 30 Obese
Obesity is currently a worldwide problem, with overweight (body mass index ≥25 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) estimated at 35% and 12% of the overall adult population, respectively. We can assist with weight loss steps by evaluating potential obesity-related diseases; obtaining a weight history, identifying patient triggers and screening for medications that may influence weight gain. Plus, we can evaluate and track weight and height in calculating your body mass index (BMI).
Cholesterol Testing
Cholesterol Testing
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that body needs to function appropriately. However, too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease, atherosclerosis, or stroke. A cholesterol test can be used to measure the amount of “good” and “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of fat, in the blood. A cholesterol test can help determine your risk of the accumulation of plaques in your arteries that can lead to narrowed or blocked arteries throughout your body. High cholesterol levels often are a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease. Because, high cholesterol usually causes no signs or symptoms, a cholesterol test. is done to determine whether your cholesterol is high and estimate your risk of developing heart attacks and other forms of heart disease and diseases of the blood vessels. Adults at average risk of developing coronary artery disease should have their cholesterol checked every five years. More-frequent testing might be needed if your initial test results were abnormal or if you already have coronary artery disease, you are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, or you're at higher risk of coronary artery disease because you:
  • Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart attacks.
  • Are overweight.
  • Are physically inactive.
  • Have diabetes.
  • Eat an unhealthy diet.
  • Smoke cigarettes.
  • Are a man older than 45.
  • Or a woman older than 55.
Cholesterol control often requires lifestyle changes. Not only can we check your cholesterol, we can also give you advice on making lifestyle changes to get cholesterol to healthy levels and keeping them normal. Apart from monitoring diet, an active lifestyle can help to lower cholesterol levels and research suggests about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week can help to improve cholesterol levels.
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes mellitus (“diabetes”) is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases worldwide, and is related to significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia). There are three main types of diabetes:
  1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus in which there is an absolute deficiency in insulin production. This disease can occur at any age, though it typically occurs in children and young adults.
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus which is associated with insulin resistance, with an initial increase in insulin secretion. However, over time, insulin insufficiency occurs. Although type 2 diabetes mostly occurs in people aged over 40 years old.
  3. Gestational diabetes which occurs during pregnancy. The condition usually vanishes once the baby is born. However, a history of gestational diabetes increases a woman’s possibility of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Patient care interventions provided by community pharmacies can be defined as complex public health treatments usually provided by pharmacists to patients in the community pharmacy setting. In diabetes, such interventions may include health promotion and diabetes prevention, screening of at-risk individuals, diabetes management, patient education and support on self-monitoring, and medical referral, when suitable.
Ear Wax Removal Service
Ear Wax Removal Service
Mark’s Pharmacy introduces a novel, non-invasive therapy named Microsuction, designed to eliminate earwax. Factors contributing to the buildup of earwax:
Some individuals naturally produce more wax in their ears. Narrow ear canals can lead to wax accumulation, connecting the eardrum and outer ear. As we age, earwax tends to harden, making it more challenging to naturally expel. The use of earplugs and other objects inserted into the ear can inadvertently push wax deeper.

Indications of earwax buildup may include:

  • Earache
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Itchiness
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Perceiving sounds like high-pitched tones originating from inside the ear (tinnitus)
Just book an appointment through our booking form and we will take care of the rest.
Emergency Contraception
Emergency Contraception
Emergency Hormonal Contraception (morning after pill) can be used to prevent unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy could occur due to mishaps with contraceptives, a missed pill, incorrect timing of patch or vaginal ring application. Emergency contraception is not suitable as a regular method of contraception and it does not prevent pregnancy in every woman. It can be used by women of all ages to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Emergency contraception is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex. However, if you are already pregnant, emergency contraceptive pills will not work. Medical card holders can get emergency contraception directly from a pharmacy, free of charge, without having to go to their GP for a prescription. Emergency contraception does not provide protection from sexually transmitted infections. Our compassionate pharmacists provide access to emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) following a private consultation. Please note: Emergency contraception is also free for women aged 17-25
Flu Vaccination
Flu Vaccination
Seasonal flu or influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by flu viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. Seasonal flu symptoms include a high temperature, a severe (usually dry) cough, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, and a runny nose. A person with the flu will also feel extremely unwell. Most people recover from the symptoms within a week or two without requiring medical attention. But flu can cause severe illness or death especially in people at high risk (see below). Illnesses range from mild to severe and even death. Hospitalisation and death occur mainly among high risk groups. The most effective way to prevent the flu is get vaccinated. An annual vaccination is recommended as immunity decreases over time. The flu vaccine can be administered as an injection or using an intra-nasal spray. While everyone should consider getting a flu vaccine, it is especially important that the following groups get vaccinated:
  • Persons aged 65 years and older.
  • Persons with a chronic illness requiring regular follow up, e.g. chronic respiratory disease (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma and bronchopulmonary dysplasia), chronic heart disease (including acute coronary syndrome), chronic renal disease, diabetes mellitus, haemoglobinopathies, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease (including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system).
  • Those who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment including those with missing or non-functioning spleens.
  • All cancer patients.
  • Patients with any condition that can compromise respiratory function, e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder.
  • Persons with Down syndrome.
  • Those with morbid obesity, i.e. body mass index over 40.
  • All pregnant women (vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy).
  • Healthcare workers.
  • Household contacts of at-risk persons.
  • Out-of-home care givers to at-risk persons.
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions.
  • Carers.
  • People with regular contact with pigs, poultry, or waterfowl.
We also offer free nasal flu vaccines for children aged 2 to 17 years of age. The children's flu vaccine can help the spread of flu in schools and at home.
Health Check
Health Check
The goal of the Health Check programme is to offer a straightforward risk assessment of your general health. It will highlight any risk factors you might have and advice around how you could lessen those risks. Depending on a needs-assessment, your blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, blood glucose levels and BMI amongst other markers may be checked. Living a healthy lifestyle and completing a regular health check can improve your health, general well-being and ultimately your life expectancy.
Hearing Screening
Hearing Screening
There are a range of signs to watch out for which could indicate you have an ear or hearing problem.
Loss of hearing, earache, discomfort, discharge, ears feeling full, ringing, itching, loss of balance, dizziness and coughing can all be signs that a change has occurred in your ears and you should get them checked.

At Mark's Pharmacy, we use a device to check your ears health, if there is a buildup of wax, we can remove it using microsuction.
Home Delivery Service
Home Delivery Service
We offer a home delivery services and are especially conscious of our vulnerable patients. Delivery is perfect for patients who have difficulty coming into the store for their medicines due to tight schedules, illness, or other reasons.
Medication Usage Review
Medication Usage Review
Our Medication Usage Review is a pre-booked consultation to discuss your medicines (prescribed and non-prescribed). The review helps increase your knowledge and understanding of your medicines, including how and why the medicines should be taken. Our aim is to improve outcomes by helping you to better understand your health conditions and the medications used to manage them. The review also provides an opportunity to highlight any issues, side effects or other medication-related problems and propose solutions if appropriate. This review can be especially helpful for people who are older, have several chronic conditions, take multiple medications, have been using a specific medication over a longer period or are seen by multiple doctors.
Mole Checks
Mole Checks
Most moles on our bodies are harmless but it’s important to get them checked, especially if you notice any changes.

That’s where Mark’s Pharmacy comes in, we are here to help. It’s a very quick and easy service to have your moles checked. You can book your appointment at the top of the page, the appointment will take around 20 minutes in our private consultation room.

Imagery of your mole(s) will be sent to our dedicated and experienced dermatologists for review.
Your results will be sent to you approx 1 week later,
if a follow up is required, you will be advised.


Asymmetrical shape: One half is unlike the other half and not round or oval
Border: Notched, irregular or scalloped borders
Colour: Multiple colours, changes in colour or uneven colour
Diameter: Larger than 1/4 inch or a pencil eraser
Evolving: Change in size, shape, colour or height; new signs and symptoms,
such as itchiness, tenderness or bleeding; or non healing sores

It's important to watch for moles that stick out or appear different from other moles.
They are sometimes referred to as "ugly ducklings" and you should get these checked.
Nutritional Supplements
Nutritional Supplements
Nutrients are substances that are essential for good health - promoting energy, providing building blocks to form body structures, and helping to regulate body functions. Protein, carbohydrate, and fat are classified as macronutrients providing energy to fuel the body plus protein is broken down into amino acids to repair and grow new muscle fibres. Minerals and vitamins are classified as micronutrients and play a key role in the body's structures and functions. The Irish government and the HSE publish detailed nutritional guidelines comprising a few key points:
  • Eat more vegetables, salad, and fruit - Up to seven servings a day.
  • Limit your intake of high fat, sugar, salt (HFSS) food and drinks.
  • Reduce portion sizes and use the food pyramid as a guide.
  • Increase your physical activity.
For many people, following a balanced and healthy diet coupled with exercise, will provide all the nutritional needs of your body. However, nutritional needs vary with age, activity, and medication - particularly the long-term use of medications. With age the lean body mass naturally reduces and there is an increase in body fat. This generally results in reduced mobility and subsequent risk of osteoporosis and falls. It also reduces the metabolic rate causing the body's energy requirements to fall which may in turn may lessen your appetite. The reduced intake of foods may also decrease your micronutrient intake (for example vitamins). Certain medications are well known for causing side effects such as nausea or drowsiness affecting nutritional intake, but sometimes a lesser known side effect happens without giving you any warning: nutrient deficiency. Most medications for a short amount of time will not lead to nutrient deficiency. But long-term use can be different - reducing the absorption of certain vitamins or depleting minerals in the body or even inhibiting the production of important enzymes. Even commonly used medications like some statins, PPIs (for acid reflux) and diuretics (lower blood pressure) etc taken for long periods can lead to nutrient deficiency. If you feel any of the above apply to you, we can complete a review of your medications and diet to provide guidance on what nutritional supplements would benefit you.
Supply Residential Care & Nursing Homes
Supply Residential Care & Nursing Homes
The delivery of patient care and pharmacy services to patients residing in residential care and nursing homes is a primary patient safety and professional practice issue. As pharmacists, we play an ongoing role in the healthcare team caring for nursing home and residential care patients, particularly in ensuring safe and appropriate supply and management of medicines.

Our SOPs set out the requirements involved in the sale and supply of medicines to patients who are living in residential care settings/nursing homes. Our SOPs adhere to the PSI guidelines which outline several interactions between pharmacies and nursing home / care facilities relating to the importance of prescriptions, mandatory review of prescribed medicines, patient counselling the appropriate delivery of medicines.

Our pharmacists are also available to participate in an interdisciplinary review of each patient on long-term medication. HIQA recommends this is complete at least every three months.

At Mark's Pharmacy, we are dedicated to providing care to the community, and our nursing homes and residential care homes are a big part of this. We are here to make both the patient and staff members lives easier, so that they can focus on more important tasks. Please call us today to discuss further.

Weight Management
Weight Management
According to the HSE, obesity levels in Ireland have reached “epidemic proportions” and affect up to a fifth of all adults and result in 2,000 premature deaths annually.

Weight management means maintaining a healthy body weight. Body weight can affect health in many ways. Being overweight can increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other cardiovascular problems.

If people maintain a healthy weight, this will decrease the risk of developing these problems. In addition to improve general health, losing weight can help to increase levels of confidence and make people feel better.

If people are serious about losing weight, we could help reach the goal, with the support of a highly trained healthcare professional on hand for information, advice, and encouragement.

We are here to help you figure out what direction is best for you as there is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ weight management product or programme.