Read the label 101

/docs/images/apap_college_logo_jpg.jpgThe medicine label can tell you many things, including:

  • the proper daily dose
  • what ingredients are in the medicine
  • what’s the medicine for
  • any reasons you should not take it or why you should speak with your health care professional before taking it
  • how to use the medicine.

The graphic below can show you how to read a label and the important elements that will help you use acetaminophen and other medicines safely.

Over-the-Counter Label

Source: Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition: www.KnowYourDose.org

 

Prescription Label

[Source: Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition; www.KnowYourDose.org]