Understand your medicine labels
Information in the Drug Facts table helps you understand how to choose and use your medicines responsibly.
Keep your cartons. Why?
The Drug Facts table on OTC medicine cartons, or the pull-out label on some bottles, contains more complete warnings and product information. Further information may be present in the accompanying package insert (where applicable). Note that not all products are required by Canadian Regulation to have a package insert.
Read and follow the entire Drug Facts table. Why?
The Drug Facts table contains more than directions. It includes other important information that could matter to your health
What else you can do
If provided, use only the dosing device that comes with your medicine
Take ONLY 1 medicine that contains the same kind of medicinal ingredient at a time. Why?
- If you take more than 1 medicine with the same kind of medicinal ingredient, it can increase your chance of experiencing harmful side effects