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Waimauku Village Pharmacy
Auckland 411 9666
Opening hours
Waimauku Pharmacy Silver Fern
Mon-Fri9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat.
8:30am to 5:00pm

Waimauku Village Pharmacy
Mon-Fri8:00am to 5:30pm
Sat.
Closed
Prescriptions and repeats can be presented at either pharmacy!
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Beauty and health

Upstairs from Waimauku Village Pharmacy is The Village Beauty Studio.
Here you can enjoy a range of beauty treatments to help you unwind, de-stress and improve your inner well-being.
Pampering by our trained therapists in the tranquility of a private room will leave you with a truly confident look and feel. nFrom massage to tinting, shaping, waxing and much more, we also offer spray tanning.
Come up and talk to us or contact us (09) 411 5226 / 0279 477 888. For more see our website beautystudio.co.nz.
Warfarin testing in-store
If you are taking warfarin or other anti-coagulants, we can test your blood and give you an immediate INR value. It takes about 10 mins. Simply call into the pharmacy at any time.
If you are on warfarin, or know someone who is, talk to them about this service.

Who should be tested
All those taking warfarin should regularly test their blood to ensure the warfarin is working safely and effectively.

Warfarin test meterThe test
The test is gentle, your blood is sampled with an almost pain-free finger prick. The result
The pharmacist reviews the INR result, provides advice on the dose and date of the next test, and prints out a small dosing calendar for the patient to take away.

International Normalised Ratio or INR
The standard test used to monitor the effects of warfarin gives a number called the International Normalised Ratio, or INR. Essentially the test checks how long it takes for blood to clot which it then reads as INR.

Your INR needs to stay within a certain range, called the target INR. This will be advised by your doctor.
For most people the target INR ranges from 2 to 3, however some people have a slightly lower or higher target INR. The target INR, as advised by your doctor, may also vary from time to time.

If your INR is outside your target range
If your INR is too high your risk of bleeding increases. And if your INR is too low, your blood is more likely to form a blood clot. Monitoring your INR and keeping it in your target range will help you to avoid these side effects.

How often is a test needed?
When you first start taking warfarin your INR should be tested maybe every 1 - 2 days for the first week. When you have stabilised on a warfarin dose that achieves your target INR maybe you need testing monthly.
Any changes to your diet or medicines may mean more frequent testing to check their effect on your INR.

What affects your INR
Many factors can affect how warfarin works in your body so it’s important to have your INR tests done when they are scheduled. This helps to make sure your INR stays within the target range.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how changes to your current medicines, new medicines, diet changes may affect your INR. Also included are 'medicines' and vitamins  bought over the counter from a pharmacy, health food shop and supermarket.
Other changes are if you are unwell or travelling, especially overseas.

More information may be found here.
At a glance

Special Authority look-ups. FREE
Yellow Card fill-ins. FREE

Prescription fulfillment.
Repeat prescription reminder service, by TXT, email or phone. On request.

» Urinary tract infections (UTI) and the issuance of trimethoprim.
» Morning after pill consult and issuance.
» Clozapine dispensing.
» Methadone services
» Compounded medications.
» Services for Long term care (LTC) and managed care.
» Individual dose blister packaging (Medico Pak).
» Warfarin (INR) testing.
» Morning after pill issuance.
» Stopping smoking programs.
» Blood glucose testing.
» Cholesterol testing.
» Blood pressure testing.
» Zinc deficiency testing.
» Diabetes meter batteries. FREE. Only for CareSens devices.
» Services for those involved with palliative care and terminal care.
» Services for rest homes and retirement homes.

Photos
» Passport photos.
» Printing digital photos, in-store or send-away.
» Create your own gift from a photo.
» Create your own photobook.
» Develop camera film.

FREE Gift Wrapping for items over $30.

Don't forget. We also carry a large range of non-subsidised prescription products.
At both our pharmacies your confidentiality is assured.
Return unused medications
Don't simply throw away unused medications. Bring them in and we'll dispose of them safely. FREE.
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