All Service Offered at Life Pharmacy Eastridge
Long-term conditions (LTC) service
This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you
Community pharmacy anticoagulant management Service (CPAMS) – INR testing for warfarin patients
Warfarin is used by some people as a blood thinning medicine e.g. after a stroke. It is important that blood results are regularly checked. This service involves having a quick test (finger prick) in the pharmacy to work out the correct dose. This saves you a trip to your local laboratory and waiting for your blood test to be processed.
Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aides e.g. nicotine gum.
This pharmacy works alongside the DHB methadone programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.
Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)
Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is a charge associated with receiving the ECP.
This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.
Vit B12 Injections
Pharmacists are trained to give Vitamin B12 Injections. You need to have a prescription from your Doctor for the B12 injection. Pharmacists can only inject vials that have been dispensed at our pharmacy and have not left the premise. Cost is $15.00
WINZ and other reports
If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.
Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction
This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.
Influenza (flu) vaccines
This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there is a charge for this service.
No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome
Whooping cough vaccination
Boostrix vaccination – mixture of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Cost is $60 and patients need to be able to wait for 20 minutes after vaccination in the pharmacy.
Can be administered to people 18 years and over and also women who are more than 28 weeks pregnant.
Zostavax vaccination – 1 in 3 people over the age of 50 suffer from shingles. Vaccination can now be done at our pharmacy. Cost is $280 dollars and patients need to be able to wait for 20 minutes in the pharmacy after injection
Selected oral contraceptives
Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.
Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors.
There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.
This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. Blistering is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be blister packed.
Medicine & needles disposal service
Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment. Please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. In doing so, we can make our home a safer place, help safeguard our community and protect our environment. There is no charge for this service
Our professionals have been trained to ensure your passport photos adhere to government regulations and we offer a money back guarantee of acceptance by the Department of Internal Affairs. Quick and convenient – come in-store.
When having your ears pierced or those of your family it is important to know that it is being completed in a clean environment and that you can get some key after-care information to protect against any infections. Pharmacy teams have have covered off the appropriate training and will talk you through the process and give you some key information to take away on caring for your ears and piercing. We also have some pretty cool earrings for you to choose from.