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COVID-19

Coronavirus Information

This page contains information we have issued to our members in relation to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Updated regularly with latest developments.
94%
Of people trust the advice they get from their pharmacist
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Common Ailments the pharmacy can help with
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Cold & Flu
Colds are caused by a virus and are often confused with flu. Get to know the difference between the flu and a cold.
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Sore Tummy
Your pharmacist can help show you how to get through a bout of vomiting, diarrhoea, or both.
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Chronic Illness
Your pharmacist can show you how to manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease.
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Lifestyle Help
Your local pharmacy can guide you in how to manage your weight or quit smoking.

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WHAT CAN YOU GO TO THE PHARMACY FOR?

The pharmacy can provide you with a range of services, from practical advice on common ailments to explanations on medication interactions and much more. Your pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. They will also guide you to other health professionals or community services, if required.

Communications

IPU COVID-19 Radio CampaignIPU COVID-19 Radio Campaign

We ran a radio ad on both national and regional radio informing the public that their local pharmacy is working hard in difficult circumstances to continue supplying their medicines and the advice they trust. We asked people to be understanding of small delays and, if possible, to phone ahead before collecting their prescription. The ad ran from 20 March – 26 April.

Become a member

Join the IPU

Currently, over 2,200 pharmacists are registered as members of the IPU – the vast majority of whom are community pharmacists. This represents 95% of community pharmacies in Ireland. Membership of the IPU provides you with the professional support and advice you need in your day-to-day practice as a community pharmacist.