What Are Auxiliary Labels?
Auxiliary labels call out important information that guides medication administration for providers and patients. Applied to medicine containers, pharmacy auxiliary labels direct proper use by highlighting essential information including storage requirements, dietary restrictions, medication side effects and other instructions for use. They are an effective way to supplement the details provided by the pharmacist or medical professional.
Common Types of Auxiliary Labels
With over 6,800 FDA-approved drugs, you can expect that there are numerous types of instructions to guide administration, and many pharmacy auxiliary labels with warnings necessary for drugs such as Metronidazole, Tinidazole and Bactrim. These are the more common types of auxiliary labels that supplement many medications:
- Take With Food Or Milk (commonly used for drugs like Augmentin)
- Take At Bedtime
- Keep Refrigerated
- Shake Well (for antibiotics like Amoxicillin)
- For External Use Only
- Note Dosage Strength
- Dispose of Properly (commonly used for chemotherapy drugs)
- And more
An auxiliary label for prescriptions supplements the prescription label with information to guide safe administration, use and storage of medication. For example, a small but bright-colored label placed on a drug container can include directions for administration, whether the medication can be chewed, crushed, or cut, and information on potential drug/food interactions.
Studies based in the U.S. show that many individuals don’t fully understand or remember what to do after a visit with their doctor. Whether it’s guidance from the doctor or a pharmacist, auxiliary labels are an effective way to supplement that information and serve as a reminder to how the patient should use the medication.
UAL stocks dozens of auxiliary labels that address the needs of healthcare providers, pharmacies, veterinary practices and more. Our products are in stock and available for immediate shipment.