United Kingdom

Our packaging for patients

We're really proud of the packaging of our generic medicines. It aims to help reduce the risk of dispensing errors and make it easier for patients to identify the right medicine.

Pharmacists are experts in the use of medicines and can advise you on the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. They also offer a range of “services”, which you may be able to use – speak to your local pharmacist to find out more.

A guide to our packaging
The coloured circles, clear dark font and white uncluttered box are all intended to help reduce confusion over different medicines and different strengths of the same medicine – both for the patients taking the treatments, but also the pharmacists who dispense the medicines.

In each pack of medicine there is a patient information leaflet which clearly sets out the details patients need to know about their medicines. These are also available to download in our medicines list.

If you have comments or feedback about our packaging, do contact us.

Benefits for patients and pharmacists

Our aim for patients is to make our Teva 360 packaging style clear and distinguishable: 

  • The contrasting colour system makes it easier to identify prescriptions from each other, without ambiguity
  • The set of colours is specifically chosen so that multiple prescriptions for same therapy areas are clearly distinguished - we try to ensure products that are commonly prescribed together, are not in similar colours
  • The clear typeface in dark-on-white is easy to read, especially for older and less well sighted patients
  • There is a clear information panel next to the dispensary label information
  • Colour blind patients can also distinguish between the contrasting colour schemes
Teva Ref: PA511