In every medicine box there is a “read the package insert” guidance, and there is a good reason for that. This leaflet contains all the important information for the knowledge of the drug, as well as its safe use.
And following the recommendation can make all the difference, especially to understand what the substance was indicated for, how it should be taken and what forms of action.
It is worth remembering that the package inserts that accompany the medication are those with language accessible to patients and lay people. That is, they are specially developed to clarify, in a simple way, everything that is necessary about the remedy.
But there is some other information about this reading and that can make it easier to understand the content:
What is the purpose of a package insert?
The purpose of the package insert is to provide clear and safe information, both for patients and professionals – remembering that, therefore, there are two types of package inserts. The one that comes with the medication is the one aimed at informing patients and lay people.
The package insert is a legal health document, and ANVISA indicates that it serves to assist patients in obtaining information and guidance on the medication, allowing the safe use of the substance and effective treatment. It should contain information such as:
How does this medicine work?
Why was this medicine indicated?
When should I not use this medicine?
How should I use this medicine?
What are the ills that this medicine can cause?
What to do if someone uses a large amount of this medicine at once?
Where and how should I store this medicine?
Every medicine has instructions for use! Even those that can be purchased in cartels, which usually come without. In this case, patients have the right to request the document at the pharmacy at the time of purchase.
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