Prescription Medicine Label
It is important to understand your medicine and to take it correctly. That starts with listening to your doctor, your pharmacist and reading your prescription labels.
You need to know the main parts of your prescription medicine label to help keep you safe and to get the most benefit out of your medicine.
Here are the main parts of a prescription label:
Be sure to ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about your prescription medicine label.
Watch this video for more information on prescription medicine labels:
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
Health Literacy Summit
Over 350 people attended the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, which focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare.
An additional 80 individuals attended the Medication Label Summit centering on how improving prescription drug labels can help patient understanding. Visit our Summit page for more information.
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working with a patient advisory council to design easy-to-read medication labels. Our work has impacted about 3 million prescription labels in Wisconsin. Read more about this project.