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Prescription Medicines, Over the Counter Medicines, Vitamins & Minerals - Telephone: 01780 781616

Old Medicines:
Return them to your Pharmacy :

Each year people are harmed or killed by accidentally poisoning themselves with old medicines. Don't be a statistic.

Why can't I throw my medicines away myself ?

By throwing your old medicines down the toilet you can effect the ecology of the water system. If everyone threw their old medicines down the toilet, the water system would become polluted by all the antibiotics, hormones and other drugs in your medicine cupboard.

Why should I bring my medicines back to the Pharmacist ?

So that your unwanted medicine can be disposed of in a safe way. All returned medicines will be incinerated.

The procedure for taking old medicines back to your Pharmacy can be found here.

Will my old medicines go to third world countries ?

Yes, some of the returned medicines can be sent to help others less fortunate than ourselves. Only medicines that are un-opened and have a minimum of 18 months left on the expiry date can be sent to Africa. Any medicines that fall outside of these parameters will be incinerated and will not be reused or recycled in any way.

When can I take my medicines into the Pharmacy ?

At any time (according to opening hours) you can take your old medicines into your Pharmacy.

Safe storage of medicines:

Information on the safe storage of medicines can be found here.

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