​​Department of Pharmacy 

Pharmacy Services at the Aga Khan University Hospital are one of the most innovative and comprehensive institutional pharmacies in Pakistan. Our pharmacies are trusted for delivering high quality and authentic medicines. We have a robust team of highly qualified pharmacists and technicians who are skilled and knowledgeable about the medicines we dispense. Our pharmacists are trained to offer counselling to our patients to ensure that they receive the maximum therapeutic effect from their medicines, avoid any reactions or harmful effects and clearly understand the side effects. Our pharmacy program is for patients visiting the hospital clinics and centres, as well as patients admitted into the hospital (inpatients). Our inpatient pharmacy service is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ​

Our Main Hospital Campus pharmacy is a state-of-the-art facility built with a sterile intravenous solution preparation area and separate cytotoxic drug preparation area. We are the first hospital in Pakistan to provide centralised and decentralised clinical services to our patients. This means that we have pharmacies located within the hospital floors and wards, which help to avoid medication errors and make our distribution process more efficient. In addition, we have initiated a number of different practices such as our computerised physician order entry system (CPOE), modified unit dose drug distribution system and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) to ensure medications delivered to our patients in the hospital wards are safe, correct and are of the right dosage. ​​​​​​​

Main Hospital Pharmacy

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
021 3486 3181, 021 3486 3183, 021 3486 3185, 021 3486 3186

Community Health Centre Pharmacy
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Mon – Fri) 
Closed (Sat and Sun)
021 3486 1512, 021 3486 1573

Community Health Centre Immunization Centre
9:00 AM – 6:0​0 PM (Mon – Sat) 
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Sun)
021 3486 1495, 021 3486 1573

Ibn Zuhr Building
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Mon – Fri) 
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Sat) 
Closed (Sun) 
021 3486 1851, 021 3486 1852

Nazerali Walji Building
9:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Mon – Fri) 
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM (Sat) 
Closed (Sun) 
021 3486 5702, 0213 486 5799

Emergency Pharmacy
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
021 3486 1520​​

Women and Child Health Pharmacy
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM (Mon - Fri)
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (Sat)
Closed (Sun)
021 3486 9641, 021 3486 9644
Garden Hospital 
Pharmacy, Karachi
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
021 32259435 Ext. 7445 

Karimabad Hospital Pharmacy, Karachi
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
021 3682 2963 - 6 Ext. 7606 

Kharadar Hospital Pharmacy, Karachi
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
021 3252 4618 Ext. 7804 

Hyderabad Hospital Pharmacy
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
022 2660 071 - 4 Ext. 8340/8440​​​

Outreach Medical Centres Pharmacies, click here​

The Aga Khan University Hospital is now offering home delivery services to our patients. Simply take a picture of your AKUH Prescription (please ensure that the 7 digit MR # is clear) and send it to us on 0301-8641088 or at email: pharmacy.homedelivery@aku.edu 

More information is also available here

Drug and Poison Information (24/7, call +92 21 3486 1504 /1506)

The Aga Khan University Hospital Pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer questions or provide information on any drug or poison. This is a free of cost service for patients and medical professionals. 

One-Window Immunization services 

Our pharmacies provide a one-window immunization service making it easy for patients to conveniently access all vaccines from one place. Vaccines are recommended for adults and children based on the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedule.

Before visiting for vaccination, please call on +9221 34861573 or +9221 34861495 to confirm availability.​

For more information:

  1. Vaccinations for children, click here
  2. Vaccinations for adults, click here

Medication Safety

We take medication safety for our patients very seriously. Our pharmacies provide pre-mixed and ready to use forms of high alert medications which are closely monitored for use as per the hospital approved clinical guidelines.

Our qualified pharmacists scrutinize every patient's medical prescription carefully to ensure safety and appropriateness of the medicines given.

Counselling and Education for Patients

Our pharmacists are trained to provide patients with the proper counselling and education on their medicines when they collect them from the counter as well as before patients are discharged from the hospital. Patients are given information on when and how to take their medicines, any warning signs that they should be aware of and if they are taking any other medicines, how to make sure to avoid any reactions. Patients can also benefit from the patient educational material/brochures provided by our staff to help raise awareness about different medications.

The medicines provided by our pharmacy are clearly labelled with instructions on how and when to take the medications. 

Blood Clotting Prevention Clinic

Our certified and trained pharmacists work in close collaboration with our haematologists in the Blood Clotting Prevention (anti-coagulation) Clinic and recommend the appropriate dosage as well as other precautions for patients on oral anti-coagulant therapy. 

Providing Authentic Medicines

To help patients buy authentic medicines, our Pharmacy Services procure medications directly from the manufacturer or their approved vendors, to avoid counterfeit medications from floating in the market. Our Pharmacy Services also periodically evaluate its vendors (manufacturers/distributors) for compliance to internationally set standards, supply chain risk assessment and other factors that may compromise the medicines' quality.