3-13. INFORMATION REQUIRED ON THE PRESCRIPTION LABEL
A properly prepared prescription label is shown in figure 3-8. The prepared label
must show - at a minimum according to AR 40-2 - the following information:
Figure 3-8. A properly prepared prescription label.
a. The Identity of the Facility. The telephone number of the pharmacy must
b. The Prescription Number. The patient uses this to identify the medication
c. The Name of the Prescriber. Upon request of refill, this information
becomes very necessary for the patient and the pharmacy.
d. The Directions to the Patient. It is absolutely necessary that patients have
the proper instructions of how to take the medicine prescribed.
e. The Name and the Strength of the drug. This information may be deleted
from the label if the prescriber so requests.
f. The Name of the Patient. The patient's first and last name must be spelled
g. The Initials of the Person That Typed the Prescription Label.
h. The Legend "KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN."
i. The Legend "CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS THE TRANSFER OF
THIS DRUG TO ANY PERSON OTHER THAN THE PATIENT FOR WHOM IT WAS
PRESCRIBED" must be placed on all labels for controlled substances.