Blog

Welcome to the Echo blog where you'll find your weekly dose of health information, Echo Pharmacy news and tips on how to stay well.

13th December, 2019

Help Us Help You...

As the air gets colder and the winter months approach, you may feel unwell at times and need more access to health services. We’re here to help you stay well this winter and advise how you can access suitable services when you need to.

8th May, 2019

Don’t let hay fever give you cabin fever this summer

If you’re sick of sneezing and scratching as soon as spring rolls around, these top tips will help you keep the pollen at bay and enjoy the sunshine - without worrying about grabbing a tissue every five minutes.

5th September, 2018

Echo's impact on medicines adherence

Echo's co-founder Stephen Bourke explores what we know (and don't know) about Echo's impact on medicines adherence

3rd October, 2019

What is omeprazole?

Have you been prescribed omeprazole, or know someone who has? Our Chief Pharmacist, Alistair Murray, has the facts.


20th September, 2019

What is Levothyroxine?

Have you been prescribed levothyroxine or know someone who has? Find out more about how and why it’s used to treat an underactive thyroid gland, as well as how you may feel when you take it, and things to look out for.


18th September, 2019

Keep Antibiotics Working

Antibiotic resistance is a big problem - taking antibiotics when you don’t need them, or taking them incorrectly means they may not work for you in future when you really need them. Read our latest post for our tips on how and when to take antibiotics.


12th September, 2019

What is Ramipril?

Have you been prescribed ramipril or know someone who has? Find out more about how and why it’s used to lower blood pressure, as well as how you may feel when you take it, and things to look out for.


6th September, 2019

What is Amlodipine?

Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure or know someone who has? Echo Pharmacy has rounded up the key facts on Amlodipine, including its side effects, uses and how it works to lower blood pressure.


2nd September, 2019

Echo - Sustainability Partner - NHS Expo 2019

September has come and it means on thing - it's time for the NHS Expo! We're thrilled to be the Expo's inaugural sustainability sponsor, read on below to see what that means.


30th August, 2019

What is Atorvastatin?

Have you been prescribed atorvastatin or know someone who has? Find out more about how and why it’s used to control cholesterol levels, as well as how you feel when you take it, and things to look out for.


8th August, 2019

What is Metformin?

Have you been prescribed metformin or know someone who has? Find out more about how and why it’s used to treat type 2 diabetes, as well as how you feel when you take it, and things to look out for.


6th August, 2019

Coping with postnatal depression: how to beat the 'baby blues'

When postnatal depression hits a new parent, the feelings associated with it can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Thankfully, help and support are just around the corner - so there's no need to suffer in silence.