Urinary Tract Infections are a common condition that typically affects women.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) (also known as cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract.  Symptoms include painful urination and either frequent urination or an urge to urinate (or both). The main causal agent is Escherichia coli, though other bacteria, viruses or fungi may rarely be the cause.

Some pharmacists are able to prescribe Trimethoprim or Nitrofurantoin for an acute UTI.  In order to prescribe this, a pharmacist needs to have a short 5-minute consultation in order to make sure the medication is right for you. 

If you are:

  • Between the ages of 16 and 65.

  • Not currently pregnant or possibly pregnant.

  • Not taken antibiotics in the last 6 months.

  • Do not have any other complicating factors.

If you have any questions regarding this service, please pop-in or call and ask for the Pharmacist

Have any questions? Get in touch below.

99 Tukapa Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310
New Zealand