An investigational study on the legibility of eye drops' labels
Department of Pharmacy Practice, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab-160 062, India
P Tiwari Department of Pharmacy Practice, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab-160 062 India E-mail: [email protected]
The safe use of medicines depends upon the ability of users to read the information on the medicine label carefully and accurately and being able to act accordingly. The label provides important information on the use of the medicines, which helps the users to make correct use of their medicines. However, legibility is often a problem encountered in the labeling of small packages like eye/ear drops. The consumers as well as health professionals find labels difficult to read because of a number of reasons such as very small letters, poor quality of printing and poor colour contrast. This study aims not only to evaluate the legibility of information on the primary label of the eye drops but also to identify the problem(s) pertaining to its legibility.