Although a blank space is provided for the prescriber's name, this
information is optional.
b. Sample Label Format. See figure 2-14 for a sample label format. In order to
dispense this type of pre-pack, the information is filled in by the authorized prescriber
and dispensed to the patient.
Figure 2-14. Sample label format for prepackaging dispensing units.
LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPACKAGED DRUGS IN
This type of prepackaging is used to stock the ward, clinic, or emergency room
with authorized medication. This method is very advantageous because it helps these
personnel to easily identify medications, assists in identifying expired medications, and
facilitates the recall of drugs once they leave the pharmacy. Wards, clinics, and
emergency rooms are authorized up to a 2-week stock level of medications from the
pharmacy service. This method of repackaging breaks the bulk issue containers into
more usable containers that can hold a 2-week supply of medication.
a. Essential Labeling Information. Make sure each label has the following
(1) Generic name of the medication, trade name of the medication in
parentheses (if applicable), the strength of the medication, and the quantity of
medication present in the container.
Manufacturer of the medication.