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Chapter-04 Labeling of Drugs

BOOK TITLE: Practical Manual of Pharmacology for Medical Students

Author
1. Badyal Dinesh
ISBN
9789352702411
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18065_5
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Chapter keywords
Premanufactured medicine, schedule H warning, over-the-counter medicine, OTC medicine label, drug nomenclature, pharmacopoeia, primary Label, secondary label

Abstract

This chapter basically talks about the labeling of drugs. If you pick up a strip of any medicine, you will find a lot of information on it, regarding drug name, manufacturer, expiry date, etc. Label of the given dosage form consists of name and quantity of the drug, pharmacopeias used for preparation, batch number, manufacturing and expiry date, manufacturing license number, maximum retail price (MRP), schedule of the drugs, instructions about use of drugs, and Address of the pharmaceutical company. Primary Label and secondary label are two types of labeling of drugs. Primary label is the main label used on pharmacy preparations. It should be proportional to the size of container and it usually should occupy middle 1/3rd of the container. Secondary label is the other label than the primary label. It is smaller in size and is usually put above the primary label with a small gap in between. This label usually contains some important precautions about the use of drug in capital letters. The detail about the commercial preparations of labeling of drugs has been also given in this chapter.

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