• The Drive Thru Pharmacy

    47 Scott Street | 03 578 6022

  • Prescriptions & OTC Medications

  • Medicinal drugs are grouped into 2 major categories: Prescription Drugs and Non-Prescription (aka OTC) Drugs. See the table below for a comparison of them.

    Prescription (Rx) Medicines
    Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines
    Require a written order from a physician. Do NOT require a written physician's order.
    Only for use by the person whose NAME is on the label. Can be used by anyone who matches the CRITERIA listed on the label.
    Have greater potency than OTC drugs. Have lesser potency than Rx drugs.
    Can ONLY be purchased at pharmacies. Can be purchased at pharmacies and other stores.


    Pharmacist-Only Medicines
    :
    A relatively small group of medicines that can be purchased from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription. While they fall into the category of OTC medicines, they are not available for self-selection from the pharmacy shelves, and the sale must be made by a pharmacist.

    When selling these medicines, pharmacists must fulfil some special requirements designed to make sure you are properly informed about the safe and correct use of your medicine.

    For more details on Pharmacist-Only Meds, go to http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/PharmOnly.asp

  • Products You'll Find Here Include...

    • Acid Reflux Relief
    • Allergy Eye Relief
    • Allergy Relief
    • Antacids
    • Anti-Fungal Cream
    • Anti-Fungal Nail Lacquer
    • Antihistamine
    • Anti-inflammatory Gel
    • Anti-Itch Cream
    • Antiseptic
    • Athlete's Foot Cream
    • Cold & Flu Relief
    • Constipation Relief
    • Contact Lens Solution
    • Cough Expectorant
    • Cough Lozenges
    • Cough Relief
    • Diarrhoea Relief
    • Dry Eye Relief
    • Ear Drops
    • Ear Plugs
    • Effervescent Tablets
    • Eye Drops
    • Eye Wash
    • Fever Reducer
    • Fibre Laxative
    • Haemmorhoid Relief
    • Hayfever Relief
    • Head Lice Solution
    • Heartburn Relief
    • Heat Rub
    • Immune Booster
    • Indigestion Relief
    • Irritable Bowel Relief
    • Laxative
    • Motion Sickness Relief
    • Mouth Wash
    • Nasal Decongestant
    • Nasal Drops
    • Nasal Sprays
    • Oral Rehydration Solution
    • Pain Relief
    • Sinus Relief
    • Sleeplessness Relief
    • Sore Throat Relief
    • Stool Softener
    • Suppositories
    • Throat Lozenges
    • Throat Spray
    • UTI Relief
    • Wart Remover
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  • Bayer

  • Rehealthify

  • Clear Eyes

  • Gaviscon

  • Imodium

  • Lamisil

  • Listerine

  • Maxiclear

  • Maxigesic

  • Mucinex

  • Mylanta

  • Otrivin

  • Panadol

  • Sambucol

  • Sudafed

  • Vicks

  • Voltaren

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