Ballyduff Pharmacy Services

As well as offering a comprehensive range of health checks and advice, we offer the following range of services:

  • Flu Vaccinations
    • What is influenza (flu)?
      Influenza is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Influenza affects people of all ages. Outbreaks of influenza occur almost every year, usually in winter.
    • Who is eligible for free vaccination?
      Administration of the Flu Vaccine is free to all Medical Card, Doctor Visit Card & HAA card holders who are over 65 or who belong to one of the at-risk groups listed below. Patients who do not hold a medical card, doctor visit card or HAA card, but are over 65 or belong to one of the at-risk groups below, will have some of the cost of their flu vaccine subsidised by the HSE.
    • Who are the at risk groups?
      • Persons aged 65 and over
      • Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, moderate or severe asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, MS
      • Persons whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment
      • Healthcare workers & carers
      • Residents of nursing homes and long stay institutions
      • Persons with a body mass index (BMI) over 40
      • All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
      • Persons with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs
      • Household contacts of persons with increased medical risk
    • Ballyduff Pharmacy Flu Vaccination service is available to everyone over 18 years old. All pharmacists administering vaccines have completed comprehensive training and are fully certified to administer the flu vaccine. * Eligibility criteria are subject to change by the HSE. See instore for details.
  • Tens machine rental
    • This is the only TENS device on the market, that has been specifically designed for labour pain relief. The Pulsar unit is non-invasive and has a unique patient boost button which you can activate at the start of your contraction. This automatically switches the unit to continuous pain relief mode and increases the power output by 10%, offering maximum pain relief when you need it most.
  • Breast pump rental
    • Medela Symphony breast pumps for home rental gives the mother the most natural of feelings along with unique technical refinement. The Medela Symphony breast pump comes closer to nature than ever with Medela's 2-Phase Expression Technology. Ask in-store for details.
  • Support Stocking fitting
    • We will measure your legs to ensure the correct style and size is chosen. If your legs are often swollen they should be measured in the morning when the swelling is minimal. Compressions stockings are designed to improve your circulation by steadily squeezing your legs, often tightest at the ankle and gradually easing off as they go further up your leg. This encourages the blood to flow up towards the heart. Compression stockings are available in a variety of different sizes, colours and pressures. During a compression hosiery consultation we will help measure, choose and fit the right hosiery for you. Your consultation will be carried out in one of our private consultation rooms, and new measurements will be taken each time you need new hosiery.
    • Our healthcare advisor will help you:
      Understand the different types and classes of hosiery available: To make it easier for you to make the right choice, you can look at samples in store.
      Learn how to put on and take off your hosiery: It's important to follow the manufacturers' instructions for each type of hosiery. If you need any help, you can pick up an application aid to use at home.
      Learn how to care for your hosiery: If you follow the manufacturers' instructions, two pairs of hosiery should last you for up to six months.
  • Contraceptive advice / Morning-after pill
    • Emergency contraceptive pills are available directly from a Pharmacy without a Doctor's prescription to women over 16 years of age, subject to meeting certain criteria.
      If you think you need emergency contraception, it's important to act quickly.
      Emergency contraception is a safe, effective and responsible method of preventing pregnancy when regular contraception has failed or if no contraception was used Emergency contraception (sometimes described as the morning after pill) can be effective up to 72 hours after unprotected sex but is more effective the sooner you use it.
      Remember, emergency contraception cannot protect against a sexually transmitted infection.
      Talk to your Pharmacist or Doctor if you have any questions about STI's or visit www.thinkcontraception.ie for more information. Pharmacists have been trained to treat requests for emergency contraception professionally and confidentially. The Pharmacist will need to ask a few simple questions before you are given Norlevo 1.5mg*. This will help the Pharmacist ensure that Emergency Contraceptive pill is suitable for you to use. If for any reason it is not suitable, the Pharmacist will direct you another source of help and support. Some of the reasons it may not be suitable to supply Norlevo 1.5mg include:
      • Too much time has passed for the medicine to be effective
      • You are taking other medicines that interact with Norlevo 1.5mg
      • You have an existing medical condition that means it is not safe to take Norlevo 1.5mg
      • Your last period was irregular in some way
      You will be supplied with the medication, along with advice from the Pharmacist on how it should be taken. Your Pharmacist will also offer you advice on the options available for long-term methods of contraception. *Norlevo 1.5mg should not replace regular, long-term contraception. Always read the label. Contains levonorgestrel. Not 100% effective.
  • Chiropody Clinic
    • MAIREAD Smiddy Healy SRN SCM Reg Ch holds a chiropody clinic in Ballyduff Pharmacy, on the first Wednesday of every month from 9.30-12.00. No appointment necessary please phone us for more details.
  • Medicines Disposal
    • We are happy to take back any unused medication from our patients. Our Disposal of Unused Medicines Properly (DUMP) service allows you to clear out your home or workplace of unused and out of date medicines in a safe manner.
    • Why Should I DUMP? By reducing the amount of out of date and unwanted medicines in your home you can reduce the chance of:
      Accidental poisoning (particularly of infants and children)
      Overdose suicide attempts
      Inappropriate sharing of medicine.
    • Why Not Throw My Unwanted Medicines in the Bin? Medicines are an important part of treating many illnesses and conditions, however when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Some medicines if not disposed of safely can have a harmful effect on our environment and health. That is why we offer to dispose of them for you.
  • Stoma and Incontinence care
    • We can arrange to supply you with all that you need quickly and confidentially. Our friendly staff will only be happy to help if necessary.
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • Home Delivery service
  • Nebuliser Rental and sales
    • If you're doctor recommends that you need a nebulizer, we can rent you one or alternatively you can buy one from us. We carry a range of nebulisers, please ask in store for details.

Photos

You can print off any photos that you may have on your devices in our pharmacy. They can be printed in a variety of formats listed below. We can also take any passport/driving licence images that you need. Please ask us if you have any questions.

  • Photos 5 x 7
  • Photos 6 x 4
  • Photos 6 x 8
  • Calender
  • Birthday Card
  • Photo Album
  • Jigsaw
  • Mug
  • T-shirt