In the previous post, we discussed various problems often faced by pharmaceutical labels. At Jet Label, we are constantly coming up with new ways to tackle these problems. If you are printing pharmaceutical labels, there are several ways you can overcome the common pharmaceutical labelling problems.
Important text such as the name of the medical drug and the recommended dosage amount should be clearly printed in the explicit text. This text should be in a different font style, size and colour from the rest of the text.
The most important information should appear at the top of the label. The name of the medical drug and the dosage amount should be placed at the top. While the less relevant information, such as ingredients and place of manufacture, should be placed below.
Instruction and Warning
The pharmaceutical label should contain information indicating the instructions to use the medication drug. For example, ‘taken for diabetes’ or ‘taken for headaches’.
Warnings should also be included on the label such as avoid exposure to sunlight.
Eliminate Repetitive Information
Carton medication drugs tend to have labelling on all sides of the box. However, a problem arises when the text and information are repetitive across the carton. Instead, it is advisable to only repeat information that is critical for the drug usage, such as the name of the medication and the recommended dosage.
Simple language is a must even if the target audience is medical professionals. Simple language is easy to understand by all and it prevents any confusions from occurring. Unfamiliar words and medical jargon can cause unnecessary confusion.
Numbers should be written down in numbers and not written in words.
Wherever space allows, have pictorial aids. Pictorial aids are effective for everyone to comprehend how to administer the drug. Additionally, studies have shown that pictorial aids improve the attention of the reader and the person also reads the instructions more carefully.
In an attempt to include all the necessary information on the pharmaceutical label, the typography is often compromised. The typography on your pharmaceutical label should be a san serif font, a font size of 12 points and larger and the spacing must be done correctly to ensure the content can be easily read.
Pharmaceutical labelling is an important aspect of creating and packing medical drugs. It is critical that these points are taken into account when designing and printing the pharmaceutical label. Also, ensure that you conduct sufficient research to make certain that your pharmaceutical labels meet any legal standards set.