Monday, October 6, 2008

The Medicine Label Is Your Guide To Good Health

Just as you wouldn’t drive across the country without consulting a road map, you should never take medicine without first reading the label – your road map to good health. The label is your guide to taking medicine, it tells you everything you need to know.

As more medicines become available over-the counter (OTC) – or without a prescription – it’s important to know how to administer them to yourself and others, including children. Along with the opportunity for self –medication comes the responsibility for using medicines wisely. The medicine label provides essential information that you should read every time you take or administer medicine, including instructions regarding appropriate use, ingredients, drug interaction warnings, and possible side effects.

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