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Information for patients

Pharmacist and a member of the public at an Understand Your Medicines clinic

Would this service benefit you?

This service would be of benefit to you if you:

  • Take a lot of medicines
  • Sometimes forget to take your medicines
  • Are unsure why you were prescribed these medicines
  • Think your medicines are not working well for you.

What to expect at a consultation

The appointments are one to one with an experienced pharmacist. The first appointment may take up to one hour with follow-up by telephone or additional clinic appointments as needed.

We will check how your medicines are working for you, this includes prescription medicines, non-prescription medicines and natural health products.

We answer questions you may have about your medicines and provide guidance and information on how to best use them.

The service is provided free to you.

What to bring to a consultation

  • All of your medicines including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and natural products
  • Any medicines you would like to dispose of
  • You may also want to bring a list of questions you have for the pharmacist
  • A list of any allergies you have and any records you may keep of your blood pressure or blood sugars
  • You are very welcome to bring whanau members or support persons with you to your appointment.

Research in the clinic

The School of Pharmacy may undertake research projects through the Pharmacy Clinic. We may ask if you would like to take part in research projects however you are not obliged to take part if you do not wish to.

Book a consultation

To book your consultation call +64 3 479 8141 or email pharmacy.clinic@otago.ac.nz today.

If your doctor is referring you, you do not need to take action, we will be in contact with you.