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4.4.8 Methods of administration
When using TM/CAM medication therapies, it is important to adhere to the recommended method of administration. Consumers need to be informed about different methods of administration for various dosage forms such as tablets, tinctures, decoctions, teas, capsules and salves. It is important that instructions for consumers on how to administer their medicines are clear-cut and that these are clearly displayed on the label. Both the advantages and disadvantages of each method of administration may also need to be discussed. For example, it may be more appropriate for children to take medicine in the form of syrups or tinctures rather than tablets. The most appropriate method of administration can be discussed with the TM/CAM practitioner or retailer.