Almost all prescription medicines or tablets can be dangerous if used by someone for whom they have not been prescribed or in a way that has not been agreed by a Doctor, Nurse or Pharmacist.

If someone dies it is likely that there will be unused prescription medicines or tablets which are no longer required. 

You may also personally have medication which you no longer need.


Please ensure that all unused prescription medicines or tablets are returned to a community pharmacy as soon as possible in order that they can be destroyed safely.

Examples of such medicines include

  • Glass or plastic ampoules containing injectible medication
  • Skin patches, creams or gels
  • Nose and mouth sprays
  • Inhalers
  • Capsules, tablets and syrups
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