If you think you have experienced a side effect or an unexpected reaction to taking a medicine, including over-the-counter medicines or medical devices, we recommend you consult your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
There may be information on your patient information leaflet of your prescription medicine that will tell you what you can and cannot take with your medicine. If you are still unsure, we would recommend that you speak to the healthcare professional that prescribed the medication or check with your pharmacist.
We would not recommend crushing tablets or opening capsules unless the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine specifically states that you can. Crushing a tablet or emptying a capsule can change the way in which your medicine works and can also affect the safety and effectiveness of the medication. If you are having difficulties swallowing your tablets/capsules you should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
Never give another person medicine that has been prescribed for you. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. The safest way to dispose of unwanted medication is to return it to your local pharmacy or other local authorized locations.
Learn more about proper disposal of expired or unused medications here
A Prescription Only Medicine can only be obtained from a pharmacy on presentation of a signed valid prescription from your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
Over The Counter Medicines (OTC) are sold without a doctor’s prescription, and are often also under the supervision of a pharmacist. However, there may be restrictions on the amount you can buy, depending on the medicine.
Check with your pharmacist before your next prescription is due, or contact Teva Customer Service at 0030 210 8805156 or 0030 6940272468 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is an issue with obtaining your regular Teva medication, then speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about an alternative supply or treatment.
If you do not understand what has been said to you or the written instructions on the medicine label are unclear, ask your pharmacist to explain it to you again. You can even ask them to write it down for you. Do not worry about asking again, it is important to your health that you take your medication correctly.
You should also report the lack of effect to us by contacting Teva's Pharmacovigilance team at email@example.com