Special Instructions to the Medicine Label
Some medicine labels have special instructions for taking the medicine. It is important to always read and follow these special instructions. They help the medicine work best and keep you safe.
Special instructions may be hard to find. They may be on the label or on a sticker on the bottle. They may also be found in "extra information" such as a printout that is given to you when you pick up your medicine at the pharmacy.
There are lots of special instructions. Below are just a few examples:
More Let's Talk About Medicines Links:
Types of bottles
How to Store Medicines
Prescription Medicine Labels
When Should You Take Your Medicine?
Special Instructions to the Prescription Medicine Labels
Over-the-Counter Medicine Use
Remembering to Take Your Medicine
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