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Deciphering Your Prescription Medication Label

The last time you picked up a prescription medication from your pharmacy, did you look at the label? That little label is chock-full of information – everything from your name to the expiration date.

Some of the information listed on the label may be difficult to understand; don’t hesitate to review medications with your pharmacist and ask her to explain it to you.

Here’s a look at a sample prescription medicine label: 

prescription label

All prescription medication labels may not include all the information above. Some labels may have a different layout than the one shown. If you have any questions, ask the pharmacist or your doctor.

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