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Countdown Pharmacy Botany

Pharmacy Service


9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


Pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; they can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Pharmacists ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, so that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines. Your pharmacist will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them.

All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner and most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. There is no charge for this service.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions.


FREE* Prescription Medicines

*No $5 Standard subsidised prescription charge per item payable. Other charges relating to patient co-payment for specialists', dentists' prescriptions, funded, partially funded and non-funded items may apply.


9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr). Open Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Easter Monday (18 Apr, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Labour Day (24 Oct, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec. Open 26 Dec (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 27 Dec (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 28 Dec (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 29 Dec — 1 Jan. Open 1 Jan (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 2 Jan (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 3 Jan (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 4 Jan (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Indian, Urdu, Farsi

Services Provided

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 the things that affect their ability to take…


Smoking cessation

Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum.

Clozapine dispensing

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…


Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can prescribe Viagra (sildenafil) for men aged between 35 and 70 who have erectile dysfunction. Eligible patients have to fulfill certain criteria and undergo…


Blister packs

This pharmacy 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…


Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

Your pharmacists 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…


Specialised wound care

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

Trimethoprim dispensing

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

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Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there…


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…


Incontinence products

Wheelchair Access



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Contact Details

Inside Countdown Supermarket
475 Ti Rakau Drive

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Street Address

Inside Countdown Supermarket
475 Ti Rakau Drive

Postal Address

Countdown Pharmacy Botany
Private Bag 93306
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 10:34AM on November 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Countdown Pharmacy Botany.