Our pharmacists are able to supply the emergency contraceptive pill where appropriate
Our pharmacy provides a service to help patients manage their medicines. This can help people who are having problems with their medicines including those who forget to take their medicines on time or who are unsure what their medicines are for, and those who are troubled by medicine changes following a hospital admission. In many cases there is no charge for this service. Please ask us for more information about these services
Our specially trained pharmacists are now able to offer sildenafil (Viagra®) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This treatment is available to men between 35 and 70 years who meet certain criteria.
We are now able to offer an antibiotic treatment for eligible women suffering from a bladder infection (also known as a “UTI” or cystitis). UTIs are very common in women and symptoms usually include a burning feeling when passing urine and the need to pass urine more frequently. Until now, pharmacists could only offer temporary relief from these symptoms and often women needed to be referred to their doctor for treatment.
Our specially trained pharmacists can now offer a 3 day course of the antibiotic trimethoprim, to women between 16 and 65 years of age who meet certain criteria. No appointment is necessary, please call in and discuss your symptoms with our pharmacists.
For individuals who take warfarin to thin their blood, Fendalton Mall Pharmacy can now offer an “on the spot” warfarin monitoring service where we can check your bleeding time (“INR”) and adjust your dose while you wait in the pharmacy.
Warfarin testing at our pharmacy has several advantages over usual laboratory based testing:
Warfarin testing at Fendalton Mall Pharmacy requires the support of your GP, who remains “in charge” of your overall care. They authorise us to take care of your day-to-day warfarin management. We advise your GP of all of your results and any tricky INRs (too low or too high) are discussed with them before a plan for your future dosing is reached.
Our pharmacy has offered this free service since 2013. We have pharmacists who have undertaken the specialist training to provide this service and are keen to help. If you think pharmacy testing sounds like a good idea, let us know so that we can provide more information for you and your GP.
Our pharmacy offers a blister packaging service to help people take their medicines on time. Blister packs may help many individuals including the elderly or disabled, travelers, and those on complex medicine regimens.
Our pharmacy stocks an extensive range of medicines, including those that require specialist pharmacist advice prior to sale (“pharmacist-only” medicines). Our staff are able to offer free advice on all of these products.
Our pharmacy will dispense your prescription according to the professional requirements of the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health, the subsidy requirements of the Pharmaceutical Schedule & our pharmacy agreement with the Canterbury District Health Board.
Our pharmacists provide professional advice and counseling to you about your medicines. This may include:
At least one pharmacist is available in the pharmacy at all times for medicine or health-related advice
Our pharmacy stocks a wide range of health and lifestyle products including vitamins, blood pressure monitors, skincare and baby products. We are able to offer free advice on these products.
Fendalton Mall Pharmacy is pleased to offer a service where we can directly claim prescription charges for eligible Southern Cross Health Society members.
For more information talk to the dispensary team, or to access this service simply present your Southern Cross Health Society membership card with your next prescription.