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  • Anaphylaxis

As urticaria and angiodema increase in the tissues and swelling extends due to allergic reaction with a substance, when the lips, tongue,throat, and lungs become involved, a persons condition can become critical for immediate treatment.  Especially when related to respiratory symptoms as breathing may be entirely disrupted or stopped.

Common Allergens

  • Seafood especially shellfish.
  • Nuts more commonly ground nuts or peanuts although others can be involved.
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Wheat products
  • Multitude of drugs
  • Insect stings e.g. bees or wasps.  Venoms often lead to anaphylatic shock and need prompt attention.


  • Usually associated with specific allergens food, drug or insect.
  • Appearance of symptoms appear within 5 -60 minutes. 
  • More rarely several hours to days.
  • Fast onset that progresses rapidly usually indicate medical treatment is required as they can be life threatening.
  • Severe cases hypotension (drop in blood pressure light headedness) occurs with bronchospasms(prolonged contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi and bronchioles in the lungs).  This narrows and obstructs the airways.  Note this also happens in asthmatic attacks
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ABOUT US is a New Zealand wide online retail pharmacy supplying OTC (over-the-counter) Pharmacy-Only and General Sales Medicines, as well as other health-related products.  We also offer prescription medicines in accordance with a legal New Zealand prescription.  We are a registered pharmacy conveniently located in Waitakere City, Auckland and have been operating to the public as a licensed pharmacy since 1987.  
We strive to provide the most competitive prices for both prescription and non-prescription items in all of New Zealand.  We aim to simplify your shopping experience, and to minimise the time and cost of delivery for your convenience.  For us, it is about you as the customer, we do not believe in bombarding you or pushing unneccessary products, just getting you what you need promptly and at the best price.
In accordance with legal obligations, all medicines sold are under the supervision of a New Zealand Registered pharmacist, as well as this we have other relevant qualified staff working for us to deliver our promise of top service to you. We are located at:
Shop 1A/ 4343 Great North Road,
Glendene, 0602
If you have any queries, dont hesitate to contact us:
By email:

By mail:          PO Box 69 189,
                       Glendene, 0645
By phone:   09 222 3144
By fax:        09 838 3144 


Glendene Community Pharmacy Ltd
GST 123-002-296



Ph 09 222 3144
Fax 09 838 3144

SHOP 1A/ 4343 Great North Road,
PO BOX 69-189