Refunds, Returns & Cancellations

Return Policy

Our refund policy does not allow for any medication to be returned – this is for safety reasons. We are not authorised to resend returned medication. If you have any unwanted or unused medication, you can take it to a local pharmacy and they will disposal of the products safely.

If you have ordered any of our products that are to be delivered by post, you have the right to cancel an order up until the point your medication is dispatched. You can do this by sending an email to help@medicinedirect.co.uk

Your consumer right of return and refund

If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a contract under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“Regulations”) during the period set out below. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep goods, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the contract and receive a refund. Advice about your legal right to cancel the contract is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.

However, for reasons of health, hygiene, safety and copyright this cancellation right does not apply in the case of:

  • cosmetics, fragrances, hair accessories / products, products with security seals, food, confectionery, hosiery and any medical products, and
  • Medicinal products or services that are either dispensed on prescription or are available free under an NHS agreement.

Your legal right to cancel a contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), which is when the contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:

You can e-mail us at Customer Services at help@medicinedirect.co.uk or contact our Customer Services team by telephone on 0000 0000 000 or by post to Cancellations. If you are e-mailing us or writing tous please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail or post the letter to us. For example, you will have given us notice in time as long as you get your letter into the last post on the last day of the cancellation period or e-mail us before midnight on that day.To cancel a contract, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel.

If you cancel your contract we will:

  • Refund you the price you paid for the goods. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop.
  • Refund any delivery costs you have paid, although, as permitted by law, the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer (provided that this is a common and generally acceptable method). For example, if we offer delivery of goods within 3-5 days at one cost but you choose to have the goods delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option.
  • Make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:

If you have received the goods and we have not offered to collect it from you: 14 days after the day on which we receive the goods back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the goods back to us.

For information about how to return goods to us, see provisions set out below;

If you have not received the goods or you have received it and we have offered to collect it from you: 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the contract.

If you have returned the goods to us under this consumer right of return and refund pursuant to the Regulations because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the goods in full, together with any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us.

We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay, but in the event of a partial refund we reserve the right to issue a cheque to you. If the card you used to pay with expires before the refund is made please call us to give us your new card details.

If goods have been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your contract:

  1. You must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the contract. You can either send it back or return it to us in-store. Please note that we do not offer an exchange service by post. Please see our Returns page headed Returns by Post for our returns address and how to arrange a return;
  2. Unless the goods are faulty or not as described (in this case, see above), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. If the goods cannot be returned by post, we estimate that if you use the carrier which delivered the goods to you, these costs should not exceed the sums we charged you for delivery. If we have offered to collect the Product from you, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection from our usual carrier.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your local pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.