4.5. Prescription Medication Label



Prescription labels will contain:


  • Generic and/or trade name of the medication.
  • Frequency & dosage of the medication.
  • The number of doses of medication that are in the package/container.
  • The number of times this medication may be refilled.
  • Possible food, drink, or other drug interactions
  • Special instructions (i.e. allergy warnings, possible side effects, etc.)
  • Name of prescribing licensed practitioner
  • Expiration date



  • Medication strength;
  • Dispensing date;
  • Directions for use;
  • The pharmacy that dispensed the medication;
  • Prescription number;
  • Equivalency statement (when the brand or medication name dispensed is different than the    brand or medication name prescribed.