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Are there any cold-flu remedies I can take if I am taking paracetamol tablets for relief of arthritis pain?

As you know many of the cold-flu preparations contain paracetamol so by adjusting the dose of what you are already taking one can take many of the over the counter products safely. Remember that the maximum 24 hour dose of paracetamol is 8 x 500 mg tablets.

One hears a lot these days about paracetamol poisoning. How can I be sure I avoid this?

Many over the counter products for flu and cold contain paracetamol. Remember this includes the 'Hot Lemon Drinks' range. Paracetamol is also sold under many different trade names. Always check the ingredients list and the dose recommended for the age of the person involved. The maximum daily dose of paracetamol in 24 hours is 8 x 500g tablets (4g). Always contact the pharmacy or doctor if in doubt.

How do I prevent head lice now that the children are back at school?

Head lice are attracted to clean heads so your best chance is to try to prevent the children from coming in contact with an infected head. Do not allow the use of other persons combs, brushes or hair accessories of any sort. Fine comb the hair regularly by way of examining it for lice. There is a detector comb available for this specific job. Some people find that by using tea tree oil or lavender oil it can act as a deterrent. When infected contact us for the correct use of one of the available products.

My mother is now taking a number of tablets daily and I am afraid that she will get confused about when to take them.

We have in stock a very useful daily tablet dispenser (which has sub divisions for morning, afternoon and evening. It has 7 divisions for each day of the week and there is a more elaborate type which has three further divisions for each day. This can be filled once a week or daily if necessary and it is positively known to help eliminate any worries you might have.

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Duffy's Pharmacy, Tesco Shopping Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
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