Each time you take an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription (Rx) medicine, be sure to take time to read your medicine label. Every OTC and Rx medicine has specific instructions for safe use that should always be followed precisely. The instructions tell you what amount of medicine to take, how to take it, when to take it, and when not to take it.

Always keep your medicine in the original packaging so that you have proper dosing information on hand. Scroll over the sections below to learn more about your OTC and Rx medicine labels.

Over-the-Counter Label

Prescription Label