A urinary tract infection (UTI) (also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as simple cystitis (a bladder infection) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis (a kidney infection). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract infection include painful urination and either frequent urination or urge to urinate (or both).
In uncomplicated cases, urinary tract infections are easily treated with a short course of antibiotics which are available with a consultation at our Pharmacy.
For your safety, before selling you treatment for your UTI one of our Pharmacists will ask you some questions to assess whether it is right for you. In a private area, the pharmacist will advise you about treatment.
By prescribing and supplying, low cost or even free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) we can assist you to give up smoking.
NRT replaces nicotine in your body to reduce your desire to smoke while you quit. NRT comes as patches, gum or lozenges and we can help put together the right NRT program for you.
You' can speak with one of our friendly pharmacists to access this service.
A private consultation is carried out by one of our pharmacists and the emergency contraceptive pill provided if appropriate. This consultation is confidential.
Cost: $35 for patients 25 years of age and over. If under 25, this service is FREE.
At Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy we provide vaccinations for the following conditions – NO appointment necessary:
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Protects against the influenza virus during the winter months.
FREE for patients >65, or who are pregnant
Provides cover for Tetanus, Diptheria and Whooping Cough
FREE for pregnant women at 28-38 weeks gestation.
Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax)
Reduces the risk of developing shingles – Indicated for patients >50 only.
The “LITTLE BLUE PILL” is the preferred treatment option for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED is a common, but often taboo topic among men
But there is a treatment option available.
At Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy we can conduct a private consultation and health check with you to ensure Sildenafil is suitable for you. And if deemed suitable, we can provide Sildenafil at very competitive prices.
Antidepressant Counselling Service
For patients being commenced on an SSRI antidepressant such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine , Sertraline, Citalopram, or Escitalopram one of our pharmacists is able to provide comprehensive information and lifestyle advice funded by the Waikato DHB.
Anticoagulant Counselling Service
(for patients taking Warfarin or Dabigatran (Pradaxa))
For patients being commenced on, or currently taking Warfarin or Dabigatran, our pharmacists are able to provide a comprehensive counselling service relating to these medicines. This involves medicines information, risks, dietary advice, and monitoring requirements. This service is funded by the Waikato DHB.
Gout is a very common condition.
However Gout is one of the most commonly misunderstood and poorly managed long term conditions in our communities. Poorly managed gout can lead to permanent disability, cardiovascular complications and diabetes. If you or a family member suffers from gout, feel free to come and see one of our pharmacists for a consultation to discuss the condition and ensure you or your loved one are receiving the best treatment and long term management available. This consultation is funded by the Waikato DHB.
At Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy, our Automated Medicine Sachet System is becoming increasingly popular with people who find managing their own regular medication difficult or time-consuming.
This system of medication management provides a quick, accurate and accessible solution that provides all the different medications in one packet, or sachet.
Each sachet is clearly printed with all the important information needed for the enclosed dosage of medication.
The Key Benefits:
Take out the hassle of organising your medication, and ask about our FREE 1 month trial (excludes prescription charges).
Sometimes you just need the opportunity to sit down and talk through your medication. A Medication Use Review is all about helping you to understand your medications better and to develop a system to ensure you take them correctly on an ongoing basis.
When conducting the service, one of our friendly pharmacists will come to your home and review your medications with you. We will listen to your concerns, and make recommendations where appropriate that will assist you to manage your medication on your own.
If a family member is finding it difficult to self manage their medication, one of our pharmacists can come to their home and conduct an assessment to see if they qualify for the medication oversight service. If medication oversight is indicated, the pharmacist will contact Disability Support Link to arrange a care worker who will observe your family member taking their medication each day.
If you are having difficulty getting to our pharmacy and would like your medication delivered to your home, simply phone us to discuss how we can help.