Guidelines on Developing Consumer Information on Proper Use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(2004; 109 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
View the documentPreface
View the documentGlossary
Open this folder and view contents1. General Considerations
Open this folder and view contents2. Development of Consumer Information
Open this folder and view contents3. General Principles and Activities for Ensuring Reliable TM/CAM Information
Close this folder4. Topics to Consider when Developing Consumer Information Promoting Proper Use of TM/CAM
View the document4.1 General information
View the document4.2 Where to find reliable information
View the document4.3 How to identify reliable information
Close this folder4.4 TM/CAM medication therapies
View the document4.4.1 Therapeutic claims
View the document4.4.2 Quality
View the document4.4.3 Precautions
View the document4.4.4 Adverse events
View the document4.4.5 Potent and/or toxic TM/CAM medication therapies
View the document4.4.6 Interactions and contraindications
View the document4.4.7 Posology
View the document4.4.8 Methods of administration
View the document4.4.9 Self-medication
View the document4.4.10 Preparation of TM/CAM medication therapies
View the document4.4.11 Children, pregnant or lactating women and the elderly
Open this folder and view contents4.5 Procedure-based TM/CAM therapies
View the document4.6 Practitioners
View the document4.7 Pricing and health insurance coverage
View the document5. Use of this Publication
View the documentReferences
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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.

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