Medicines, whether they are tablets, capsules or liquids for example cannot be recycled. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. These measures will help protect the environment. We would encourage you to return any unwanted or out of date medication to your local pharmacist in order that they can dispose of them responsibly according to their local guidelines.
The packaging for your medicine preserves the stability and quality and helps protect the medicinal product from spoilage and tampering. What this means for Teva’s products is that we have made decisions on production materials with these requirements in mind. Most of our cartons and patient information leaflets can be recycled, as they are paper and cardboard. Blister packs are made of plastic and aluminium foil and have potentially been in contact with toxic or highly potent drugs. Consequently they may require special consideration for their disposal.
You can check with your local Pharmacy or recycling centre, they will be able to advise you how to dispose of blister packs or any other packaging you are unsure of.