This infographic is a breakdown of what different parts of a medication label mean. Understanding how to take prescriptions reduces medication misuse and makes patients more knowledgeable about their treatment. Patients involved with their treatment are more likely to ask their providers questions about it.

This tool is intended for use by individuals who are receiving prescriptions from their healthcare provider but is also useful for prescribing providers, who may benefit from distributing it to their patients to further inform and engage them in their own care. The graphic features sample prescription labels, making it accessible and easy to understand.

Disclaimer: This resource is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. The label pictured is for illustration purposes only.

This resource was first shared in 2016.

(Infographic: PDF, 3 MB; Text Alt: PDF, 178 KB)