The last subpart of the body of the prescription is the signa.
It contains the directions to the patient. It might tell the
patient to "take two tablets daily" or "instill three drops in
each ear at bedtime." Very often, these are written in
pharmaceutical Latin words or abbreviations which
pharmacy personnel must interpret for the patient.
A complete translated signa for a patient must have these
five (5) components: action verb, quantity, dosage form,
The signa contains directions to the ____________.
The signa contains
directions to the