Read Labels Carefully on Over the Counter Medications
- 1Jan 5, '07 by VickyRN Senior Moderatorread labels carefully on over the counter medications
patients need to be instructed in reading labels. for many years now, an emphasis has been on reading nutrition labels.
the same level of focus needs to be made regarding labels on over the counter medications. there are many precautions to heed with regard to existing conditions, and over dosing is a common mistake. this can be especially harmful in children as well as the elderly, and for anyone with liver and kidney problems.
read otc drug labels carefully