Massey Unichem Pharmacy offers a wide range of traditional and Nutrition Medicine health services. Our friendly team is here to help. Whether you are looking for a prescription medicine, traditional remedy, or for Nutrition Medicine advice, our highly trained and fully qualified team will happily answer any questions that you have.
We are approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment so that they are safe to use.
We can provide you with your medicines made into individual sachet packs. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you take your medicine at the right time, and make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. Sachet packs are also useful if you are travelling as they avoid having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be sachet packed. We will pack your medicines into sachet packs for no extra charge. Come in for a demonstration of this exciting new system.
It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.
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 potential issues, and we work together with you to address each issue. We can help you manage your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. We 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.
We work alongside the DHB methadone programme. We can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.
Our pharmacists are accredited to dispense sildenafil to men with erectile dysfunction who meet the safety criteria. To determine whether or not sildenafil is suitable for you, we will have a consultation (normally about 30 minutes) and check your blood pressure. There is a cost for this consultation. After the consultation, you will be able to purchase sildenafil from us for up to one year. At each return visit we will ask you a few short questions to check if there is any change to your health.
Nutrition Medicine Services
At Massey Pharmacy we want to go beyond alleviating your symptoms - we want to help you achieve radiant wellness, from the inside out. Come in and talk to our team about how you can use Nutrition Medicine alongside your prescription medicines, to support your body holistically, offset any side effects, and gently address the underlying cause of your illness.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’re offering all of this online via our Virtual Nutrition Medicine Clinic. Click here to book an appointment.
Our Nutrition Medicine Services include:
• Naturopaths – free consults in-store, and one-on-one clinic consults
• Medical herbalists
• Clinical Nutritionists
• Nutrition Medicine Pharmacists
• Far Infra-Red Sauna
• Hemaview Live Blood Analysis
• Herbal dispensary
• Drug-Nutrient Interaction Reviews.
• Optimal Health Solutions.
Other Pharmacy Services
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 us. In doing so, we can make your home a safer place, help safeguard our community and protect our environment. There is no charge for this service.
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.
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.
HEPATITIS C SCREENING
Our specially trained pharmacists can test for hepatitis C exposure while you wait in the pharmacy. This test takes 10 to 20 minutes and is free of charge. If you have a positive test, this means you have been exposed to hepatitis C in the past. You may or may not have a current infection. We will advise what you need to do should you have a positive test result.
Detecting hepatitis C is important, because it is easily treated with an 8 to 16 week course of an antiviral medicine called Maviret. If left untreated, hepatitis C might lead to liver disease including liver cancer.
We 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 take your medicine at the right time, and make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. Blistering is also useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be blister packed. We offer medicines packaged into sachet packs for much easier use for patients. Contact us about a free trial of sachet packs of medicines and experience the difference.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL (ECP)
We 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.
We have trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic Trimethoprim for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.
WINZ AND OTHER REPORTS
If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of our team.
NEEDLE EXCHANGE SERVICE
We are part of the needle exchange service and are happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for personal use.
We also offer:
• Blood Pressure Testing (BP)
• Blood Glucose Testing
• Strep Throat testing
• Delivery service (weekdays)
• Diabetes Checks
• INR services and Warfarin management
• Coeliac Testing
• Zinc Testing
• FREE Hearing Tests
• B12 Injections
• Weight Management or Diet assistance
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