PLEASE NOTE:  Click and Collect is from our store at

 40 Queen St, Waiuku



⏰Changes to Opening hours

Remember our REDUCED HOURS at BOTH STORES. This is to allow us to process the large number of prescriptions we are receiving.

Unichem Waiuku Medical Pharmacy

Mon-Friday. 9:00am-5:00pm

( Closed for Lunch 12:30am-1:30pm) so we ALL get a break

Saturday. 9:00am-1:00pm

Sunday : CLOSED


To Our Wonderful Waiuku Community

In response to recent COVID-19 cases identified in the community, New Zealand has moved into Lockdown

For BOTH the Unichem Waiuku and Unichem Waiuku Medical pharmacies things will change a little to how we normally operate. Here is a reminder:


  • MASK wearing in the Pharmacy is MANDATORY - Staff and customers must wear masks at essential services, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, dairies, and service stations. PLEASE HAVE A MASK ON WHEN YOU ENTER OUR STORE.
  • ** DO NOT ** come into the pharmacy if you have just had a Covid test. You will be provided with a paper slip that has a phone number on it to contact us, so we can help if you need a prescription. Call us if you need assistance first.
  • Restricted customer numbers in-store. This is due to the 2-metre social distancing required.
  • Increased sanitisation, hygiene, and cleaning protocols ( please sanitise on entry at one of our sanitiser stations )
  • Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. You can find your local testing facility at
  • Scan in using the Covid scanning app or sign in if you don’t have the app. Turn on the blue tooth function on your tracing app
  • Screens will be up to limit exposure
  • Contactless payment to be used wherever possible
  • There may be longer wait times so please be patient
  • We ask you to please remain calm. Do not come in unless it is urgent. Our phone lines are inundated and our team is working hard to manage all enquiries.
  • WHEN PICKING UP A PRESCRIPTION, please phone ahead. That way we can give you a rough time frame as to when you can expect your script to be ready. Upon pick up, you will be required to wait outside the pharmacy or in your car until your script is ready.
  • Locations of interest are being updated as new information becomes available at
  • PLEASE download the COVID tracker app and scan the QR code in store -
  • Help keep our pharmacy staff safe! If you are unwell DO NOT go into the pharmacy - call ahead for advice or to arrange prescriptions.

No one wants to be here again, but we are so PLEASE remember to be KIND, PATIENT, and know we are ALL trying to do the best we can. Please be compassionate and check in on people who are by themselves. There is always heightened anxiety for some around this time


We've been here before, we know how to handle this. Keep calm, be kind, and we will get through this together again. We're here to help.


Thank you and stay safe Waiuku!

from  the entire team at Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy and Medical Pharmacies


❓ If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or send us a message on Facebook.


Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy

40 Queen St, Waiuku

09 235 9307


Unichem Waiuku Medical Pharmacy

30 Constable Rd, Waiuku

09 235 0922

NL Ester C 500mg Echinacea Chew 120

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Nutralife Ester C 500mg + Echinacea Chewable Tablets 120 combine Ester-C, a patented form of vitamin C, with Echinacea in a convenient pleasant-tasting chewable tablet. Ester-C is absorbed into the blood stream faster and is held in the body longer than ordinary vitamin C, improving its effectiveness. Ester-C differs from other vitamin C’s and is patented and scientifically supported.

Ester-C is non-acidic and has been proven to be “tooth friendly” a benefit for people who prefer chewable vitamin C tablets.


Echinacea has a long history of use in supporting immunity.


Beneficial for

  • Supporting immunity

  • Improving resistance to infection

  • Antioxidant protection

  • Supporting recovery

Key and unique features

  • Provides 500mg of Ester-C together with 500mg of Echinacea for additional immune benefits

  • Ester-C is absorbed twice as fast compared with ordinary vitamin C (ascorbic acid), increasing its effectiveness and activity

  • Especially suitable for children and those who find difficulty in swallowing tablets

  • Tasty chewable tablet


Active Ingredients:

Each chewable tablet provides:


Ester-C® (Calcium Ascorbate - Threonate Complex)


Echinacea purpurea Herb Juice conc.


Equiv. Echinacea purpurea Herb Fresh






1 to 2 tablets chewed three or four times daily, or as directed by your Healthcare Professional.

Children: Five to ten years:

Chew 1 tablet up to twice daily, or as directed by your Healthcare Professional.


Always read the label. Use strictly as directed.

If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.


  • High doses may cause reversible loose bowels or diarrhoea.
  • Vitamin C in doses of 1g and above increases the bioavailability of ethinyloestradiol in oral contraceptives. This can be important if vitamin C is suddenly discontinued and may lead to breakthrough bleeding or even contraceptive failure. Women on oral contraceptives and taking high doses of vitamin C should be advised to reduce vitamin C levels gradually over several days to avoid a breakthrough bleed.
  • Do not use if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients

Extended Information:

Q What is Ester-C® and how does it help my immunity?
 Nutra-Life Ester-C® is a high strength vitamin C formula for protection agaisnt a weakened immunity, together with the powerful benefits of bioflavonoids, which are essential for the processing of vitamin C within the body and the maintenance of capillary walls.

Nutra-Life Ester-C® is a special form of vitamin C, enabling the body to use it more effectively, and because it is non-acidic, it limits gastrointestinal irritation unlike the acidic form of vitamin C.

Q What are vitamin C metabolites?
 When vitamin C is metabolised (processed) in the body, it is broken down into secondary compounds (metabolites). Scientific studies show that these natural vitamin C metabolites found in Ester-C® cause vitamin C to be absorbed into the bloodstream twice as fast compared to ordinary vitamin C (ascorbic acid). It is these natural metabolites that make Ester-C® different to other vitamin C supplements and offer the unique benefits to health and wellbeing.

Q What is Calcium Threonate?
 Ester-C® calcium ascorbate contains significant levels of threonic acid, a natural metabolite of vitamin C. Threonic acid is standardised in Ester-C® as calcium threonate and is responsible for Ester-C®'s high bioavailability, rapid and efficient entry into the cell, and its improved activity in more than 300 functions in the body. Ester-C® provides full 24 hour immune support compared to normal vitamin C, which is usually excreted after 2 hours.

Q What is vitamin C and its role in the body?

A Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant vitamin and one of life’s most important nutrients. Unlike other mammals, humans are unable to make their own vitamin C. The body does not store vitamin C for long periods of time, so it needs to be supplied in the diet each day.

One of vitamin C’s major roles in the body is in the synthesis and maintenance of collagen, an important structural protein needed for the formation of connective tissue. Connective tissue provides structure and support to many organs in the body and is found in skin, blood vessels, bone, teeth, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. This is especially evident following burns (including sunburn), injury or surgery, where vitamin C’s powerful wound healing activity is vital for repair and recovery.

Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, where it helps to defend the cells against the harmful effects of free radicals produced during stress, smoking, injury, infection, anxiety and pollution and from our own metabolism. The demands for vitamin C increase during these situations and supplementation is often required to maintain sufficient levels.

Vitamin C’s antioxidant power helps protect heart health and is used by the body to support healthy capillaries and arterial walls. It also enhances the absorption of Iron, and assists the role of Iron in forming red blood cells (RBCs), making it useful in helping to prevent iron deficiency anaemia.

Large concentrations of vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands, which are important for managing the body’s stress response. In fact, during stress, vitamin C reserves are used up more rapidly than normal and supplementation is often recommended to individuals who suffer from chronic stress.



Q What role does vitamin C play in immunity?

A Many studies show that vitamin C supports natural immunity during common infections such as the common cold, where it has been shown to help manage symptoms and shorten the duration of infection. The body’s disease-fighting white blood cells (WBCs) depend on vitamin C for normal functioning and many people make vitamin C an important part of their Winter wellness programme.



Q What are some common signs of Vitamin C deficiency?

A The classic deficiency state is ‘scurvy’. Other common deficiency signs include brittle hair and nails, bleeding gums, broken capillaries, easy bruising, lowered resistance to infection and slow wound healing.

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