Disposal of unwanted medicines

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Disposal of unwanted medicines

Disposal of unwanted medicines

If you have unused/expired prescription medicines or medicines that you bought over the counter, just bring them to the pharmacy for a safe disposal. This is a free service available to the public. It is not safe to put unwanted/expired medicine in domestic bins.

Any medicine you return to the pharmacy cannot be used by the pharmacy again. It’s therefore very important that you don’t stockpile medication at home and only request medication that you need. Stockpiling is also dangerous as there is a possibility of mixing your new medicines with your old ones and it is also a safety risk to children and others who might take them. Every year over £300 million of NHS money is wasted by unused prescription medicines.

Each year, large quantities of unused and expired medications are dumped into bins or flushed down toilets and sinks. The effects on the environment and human health are unclear but the evidence is pointing to the presence of chemicals from prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the soil, drinking water and the surrounding environment. It is very important that you return unwanted medicines to a local pharmacy for safe disposal.

Speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about the disposal of unwanted medicines.

This service is available in the following pharmacies.

Chana Chemist NW10 4SL

Address
96-98 High Street, London, NW10 4SL

Spivack Chemist NW10 2TA

Address
91-93 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2TA

Chana Chemist NW10 3RY

Address
Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Robson Avenue, London, NW10 3RY

Chana Chemist NW10 2PJ

Address
138 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2PJ

Chana Chemist HA13QS

Address
154 Greenford Road, Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3QS

Ck Pharmacy HA0 3EL

Address
820 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 3EL

Bramley Chemist W10 6TJ

Address
132 Bramley Road, Kensington, London, W10 6TJ

Chana Chemist W10 5NE

Address
114 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5NE

Spivack Chemist W10 6HJ

Address
173 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6HJ

Woods Chemist NW8 8ES

Address
27-29 Church Street, London, NW8 8ES

Chana Chemist SW6 1LU

Address
5 Regal Centre, 402 North End Road, London, SW6 1LU

Sterling Chemist SW19 7NE

Address
21-23 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7NE

Ridgway Pharmacy SE17 1RL

Address
251- 253 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RL