Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 6-K
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2017
Amendment Flag true
Amendment Description N.A.
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Central Index Key 0000818686
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Registrant Name Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Trading Symbol Q3
Entity Voluntary Filers Yes
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer Yes
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Entity Common Stock Shares Outstanding 1,123,402,689