Patient Awareness and Use of Medication Guides

 

Patient Awareness and Use of Medication Guides

Medication Guides are patient-directed, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labeling intended to provide risk and safe-use information for prescription medications in easy-to-read, lay language. They were introduced to help patients understand and manage risks and maximize benefit from products by aiding in patient decision-making and helping improve adherence to and appropriate use of medications. This review was designed to assess whether patients are receiving medication guides per federal regulations and are able to use them as intended.