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Reading Medicine Labels

Introduction: 

 

For simple ailments, such as colds or allergies, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can help people feel better. But they can also cause harm if they are not taken according to instructions. That’s why it’s important to read and understand medicine labels—especially if you’re planning to give those pills to a small child.

In this lesson you will:
  • Practice reading medicine labels for information about active ingredients
  • Practice reading medicine labels for information about proper usage
  • Study vocabulary used to describe symptoms, dosages and types of drugs
Skills: 
Health Literacy
Family Literacy
Vocabulary Building
Reading Comprehension